When We Unite in Prayer
A few summers ago I started a ladies prayer time in my home. It is open to all women, we meet weekly, and each time women from different parts of my life come. Sometimes no one shows, and even then I still commit to sitting on my porch for that hour and praying. This weekly practice has been such a sweet blessing.
Even though all different women may join me, often with very little in common, it is a beautiful time of fellowship because we are all united in Christ. It doesn’t matter much about who we are: moms, grandmas, young adults…we all join together to pray.
And the amazing thing is that each woman often ends up finding a common thread with another. God truly unites us.
Remember the “why”
It is good to remember why we pray. It is not to get together and present our list of wants. It is about uniting our hearts with God, so ultimately His will becomes our will. Prayer changes us. It links us with those we are praying with and for, and ultimately the act of prayer unites us with God.
Prayer is an absolute necessity and should be an integral part of our life. It is our communication with the Lord. We are to live a prayerful and prayer-filled life.
It’s always difficult when a prayer doesn’t get answered the way we want it. Yet, God is God all the time. And ultimately, prayers are all answered by Him, His way. I wouldn’t want it any other way. And that is where prayer changes us.
How do you see prayer? Do you see it is a time to just ask for things? Or a time to sync up your desires with God’s desires?
I encourage you to let prayer change you. Seek to unite with God intimately through prayer. Submit and surrender all to Him in prayer and watch as prayers get answered, even if not your wish, in His will.
There is no place I would rather be.
“…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Dear Lord, Help us to commune with you through our prayers. Let us not use our prayers as a self-motivated way to get what we want, but as a spirit-filled time to align our hearts with your will. Thank you for the gift of prayer and that you hear us and you answer us. Amen.