If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this being Easter, I’ve been thinking and meditating and yes, even praying. Prayer can be tasking for those who don’t believe or don’t who don’t see the value of it. Prayer is an intimate way of being one with the Lord. It is our means of communication to our God. More than just being in the presence of God, prayers have many benefits. Here are 7 benefits of prayer:
The 7 Benefits Of Prayer
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” -Luke 11:9-10.
Prayers enable you to ask for what your heart desires. And when you do, God answers, albeit often quite differently from what you want. He instead gives you what you need. Unanswered prayers are often the best prayers of all.
There are many incidents in the Bible when Jesus healed the sick. We have access to God’s healing through prayers. The Koran too speaks of the healing power of God.
Mankind there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. – Koran
It’s amazing how a simple prayer can lift our spirits up. It is impossible not to feel better after praying. There is something about prayers that drives away sadness and replace it with joy.
Prayer clears your mind because focusing on the Higher Power sets your perspective right. You focus on what is relevant and what is not becomes plain.
Prayers are tools not for doing or getting, but for being and becoming.
Eugene H Peterson
When troubled, prayers can give us strength. It is being aware that we have a big God who takes care of us and He will lift you up when you’re down.
The whole Psalm 91 is a prayer for protection. It reminds us how we are kept safe under God’s wings.
“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
#7 Peace of mind
Prayer keeps worries away. Prayers remind us Who is in charge of everything so we can sleep soundly at night.
“May all be prosperous and happy
May all be free from illness
May all see what is auspicious
May no one suffer”
“May there be Peace in Heaven, Sky, Earth, Water, Plants, Trees, Gods, in various Worlds; May there be Peace in all. May there be Peace indeed within Peace, Giving me the Peace which grows within me.
Om peace, peace, peace” -Shanti Path, Upanishads
Prayer affects our being more than we think. It transforms us into a better version of ourselves.
When you pray, you are not changing the heart of God, He is changing yours. –Bo Sanchez
Do you believe in prayer?