Communication is essential to every relationship, and prayer is how we communicate with God. There is nothing that will fuel your relationship with God like prayer does. Prayer gives us direct access to God, allowing us to share with Him all of our hopes, sorrows, and dreams. God wants to reach into your heart and change your life through prayer. There are no limitations on when you can start. God wants to speak with you today!
Here are 5 ways that prayer changes your life.
It Draws You Closer to God
Prayer grants us the opportunity to talk with God. Just as you become closer with others through sharing things with them, so too do you become closer to God by telling Him the most intimate details of your life. He wants to hear everything that's in your heart. Prayer is a safe place. You don't need to fear judgment because God loves you unconditionally.
It Makes Incredible Things Happen
In Mark 11:24, Jesus says, "whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" (NIV). Trust Jesus at His Word, and never doubt the power of prayer! Even though it may not always be on our timing, God does answer prayer. You can rest assured that if your prayer is aligned with His heart that it will come to pass.
It Helps You Refocus
Our busy schedules can send us seriously off-track sometimes. When that happens, it can be challenging to reprioritize and refocus. Prayer helps to calm our hearts and focus our minds. We can see our priorities more clearly through our conversation with God and start to tackle our goals with a refreshed mind.
It Grows Your Faith
It takes trust to lay it all out to God in prayer. That trust in Him drives us forward into a new level of faith. As our relationship with Him deepens, we see how He is always by our side. Knowing that we realize that nothing can stand in our way. That truth guides our lives into bold new adventures propelled by faith!
It Helps You Build Patience
You've probably heard someone say that God's timing is not our own. That's true! Sometimes the answer to our prayers comes at a different time than we thought it would. But God's timing is perfect. While we can only see life from our own limited perspective, God can see the whole of human history all at once. Lean on your faith and trust in His timing. Through this, you will develop a newfound sense of patience.
Prayer is a genuinely life-changing encounter with the God. It provides unmatched spiritual benefits that will fuel your faith. You have direct access to God through prayer. If prayer is not a part of your daily life, what are you waiting for? God is waiting for you with arms wide open, waiting to receive you with unconditional love. Commit to a daily prayer practice today, and your life will never be the same.