God has given us an open ticket to bring all our requests boldly to Him in prayer. Then, what is prayer? Prayer is speaking to God the same way we speak to each other everyday. Praying is not a complicated matter nor a boring thing to do, but it is powerful and effective. Praying takes the things we cannot control to The One who has the power to control everything – God controls the wind, the storm, the sun, and demons – they all obey His voice .
God wants you to trust Him to work on your behalf – your plans, fear, worries, and concerns are under His control. If you ever need someone to listen you, then you should pray. It’s interesting how simple and easy it is to pick up the phone and call someone to tell them our problems, and yet we have so much difficulty to just bow our head and say a word of prayer.
So why is it so challenging to pray? Because Satan knows the power of your prayer. Even the weakest person’s prayer is effective. If Satan can keep you from praying – then he wins the control over your lives. And if he wins, then he can create more havoc, more misery, more pain, more anxiety, and more hopelessness. But when you pray, God moves mountains to make a way of escape for you – Satan then loses control, and God gets the glory.
God’s peace sustains us when we pray. Worrying creates anxiety – praying gives you the assurance that you have given God the rights to work on your behalf, and you have chosen to be still and wait on His timing. Open up before God, keep nothing back – He will do whatever needs to be done. Getting quiet before God in prayer gets rid of anxiety and frustrations. It’s really no secret what God can do. He calls the stars all by name. He spoke the world into motion. He is aware of every sparrow that falls to the ground. Will He not care more about you and me?
“I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from GOD, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep.
GOD ’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you— Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke.
GOD guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.”
Psalm 121:1-8 MSG