Prayer is our lifeline to God

Have you ever awoke to a new day burdened for someone? Someone’s name(s) is on your heart and you can’t stop thinking about them.

Let me advise to stop and diligently pray for that individual(s). As a believer you received a portion of the Holy Spirit into your life as you accept Jesus Christ and your journey of surrender lets that power take control. You may have purged out old patterns of behavior or been cured of an addiction.

Praying Hands (Betende Hände) by Albrecht Dürer

One thing God also does is open up a hotline to Him.

Don’t get me wrong, God NEVER tunes out the unbeliever who is truly crying out to Him, but the acceptance of Jesus Christ creates a new life, a new creature and the means of communication between us and Him is prayer.

Colossians 4:2 says to “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving,” with the NKJV adding “being vigilant” and the NLT says to “Devote yourselves.”

There is a story of Evangelist D.L. Moody as a child, when asked “What is prayer?” he said: “Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, in the name of Christ, by the help of his Spirit, with confession of sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.”

Charles F. Stanley offers up an amazing little “instruction guide” for lay people in 2019: a book called “Handle With Prayer.” Get a copy HERE Early on Stanley cites the popular scripture: Jeremiah 33:3.

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

Stanley writes: “As you seek God’s face, understanding who He is and what He is willing and able to do, He will clear away all the mist that surrounds your circumstances. He will show you what to do. Are you willing to say yes to whatever He requires? If so, you have taken the first step in learning to talk with God.”

So, do you have a name or names in mind? If so, pray with vigilance…devote yourself in prayer. Go to the Lord, offering up the desires of others to God, in the name of Christ Jesus, with a thankful heart.

Maybe you have a ton of burdens or troubles in your own life, but that name/person keeps coming to mind. BE FAITHFUL: stop and pray for them. In fact, afterwards, go a step farther and reach out to them, call and let them know you’re thinking about them.

You don’t have to be some weird, creepy Christian, talking about “God spoke to me” or “I dreamt about you,” just be a sincere, caring and loving follower of Christ.

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