The Privilege of Prayer Chapter helps us to understand the importance of prayer and meditation. Our minds may be drawn to Him. If we expect God to answer our prayers we have to feel our need of help from Him. We work this step by staying connected to God through prayer and meditation. By being connected to God, He is able to make it possible for us to carry out His will. The strength to live in God’s will depends on our recognizing our weakness and infirmities.
God speaks to us through nature, the Bible, and the influence of his Holy Spirit. As our minds are drawn to Him, we realize we have a need to share with Him or sorrows and our choice that take place in our daily lives. Even Jesus knew He must have God’s help to carry on His work. Since Jesus prayed to the Father, how much more do we as broken people need to follow His example?
For some reason, we are slow to pray. Our hearts have to be open to the influence of the Holy Spirit to
receive God’s blessings. When we don’t pray we’re being careless. It is easy to be influenced to take the wrong path when we are without the Divine presence. Our hearts have to be open to receive the blessings of God. God is faithful concerning his promises. Even if our prayers are being answered the way we would like we need to realize God only wants to bring us good. When we focus on our doubts and fears they grow stronger.
Though we may feel helpless, sincere prayer draws us close to God. If we don’t believe we can receive. We can’t allow anything to keep us from pray. We can’t allow anything to keep us from prayer. We need to stay where we can have the influence of His Spirit.
Families should pray together. We can remain healthy without prayer. We can pray anytime and anyplace. When we lift our hearts to God we closer minds to evil thoughts. As our prayer life grows our hearts will be open to receive the blessings God has for us. As we share our joys and sorrows with Him in prayer we realize that nothing in our lives is to sinful for God to repair. God heals broken heart and bandages our wounds. There is peace in trusting all our worries, sorrows and joys to Jesus.