Prayer Ties It All Together
‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
‘True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.’ – Charles Spurgeon
A few years ago it was estimated that people spend $21 billion a year on life-enhancing supplements. Yes, $21 Billion! How well they work is still subject to further studies.
But the most effective way to live a longer life costs nothing. It doesn’t come in a box or a bottle. It comes from your mouth and heart.
Another study revealed that people who pray regularly live at least seven years longer. That’s right. 7 years!
So is it as simple as that? Pray regularly and watch your immune system get stronger?
No. Prayer works best when we do it both by ourselves and within a community. It works best when it bonds us with one another.
We live our prayer gathering at a church or fellowship…getting together for meals… serving our gifts…volunteering with our friends and family.
All of these acts create the community through which we experience God.
And prayer ties it all together.
Albert Einstein once received a letter from a young girl asking “If scientists prayed?” His extraordinary response:
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.”
Prayer lifts up that spirit. And it brings it down into our hearts.
So keep praying to the Father of all spirits, God Almighty, you are better off praying than not.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the privilege and blessing of talking to you. I celebrate the access I have through Christ Jesus. I receive grace to rejoice always and pray continually. Help me to be strong and resilient in prayer.
In Jesus Name I ask. Amen.