I don’t know about you, but I tend to underestimate the power of prayer. Prayer is a gift from our Heavenly Father, a gift that lets us communicate with him, and ask for guidance and help in a time of need. No matter what, God always hears your prayers. Now that doesn’t mean he will grant your every little wish. He will always do what is best for you even if you don’t know it is what you need at that point in time. And just remember, God moves at his own pace, just because you want something and you want it now, doesn’t mean you’re going to get it immediately. We are in God’s game here, and we play by his rules and on his clock, not vice versa.

Prayer can sometimes be defined as a conversation with God, although it can be very frustrating when you can’t hear God’s response, but he doesn’t typically respond with actual words, he can respond in a number of ways. You just need to be still, and listen, and I don’t mean just wait for a few seconds to hear God reply to you, and when you don’t hear a instantaneous response just give up. What I mean is be patient and still, and let God speak to you, (once again not with real words). Prayer is a VERY powerful thing. When my Dad was really sick in the hospital last summer there were 4 different rosaries prayed for him around Kansas one night. The next morning when he woke up he was better! And this is only one of the hundreds of examples of the The power of prayer, but we hardly have time to name them all 🙂  Prayer isn’t only for asking though, we do need to give our thanks to God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us, something people can forget very easily.

I know it can be easy, but don’t underestimate the power of prayer!

~Ray H