Prayer is the most powerful tool we have. In Matthew 7:7, Jesus says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you." Far too often, however, we overlook the immensity of prayer. If you're like me, you want to do something to help friends and loved ones struggling through difficult times. I will pray earnestly for them, but then I will feel this overwhelming urge to help in some tangible way. This is not a bad thing in the least. I am able to show my love for others through service, and I know that my acts of kindness have helped my loved ones through difficult trials. But I'm afraid I underestimate the power of prayer. I forget that GOD is completely sovereign, magnificently powerful, and tremendously almighty. I am nothin!. And what's more incredible is that when I pray to my Father, He hears me and answers my prayers. How cool is that?? For someone who tends to take matters into her own hands, this statement of God's love and power is such a relief. Even when the only thing I can do for another person is pray, that is all I need to do. God's in control. I can be at peace in His presence.
Lately, God has been teaching me a lot about the power of prayer and how important my prayers are to Him. I encourage you to remember that when you or a loved one is struggling, get on your knees before our Father, and make your request known to Him. Your words never fall on deaf ears.