Psalm 18: 7 When I was afraid, I called on the Lord
and cried out to my god.
Then he heard my voice from his temple,
and my screams came before him in his ears.
Prayer is the most powerful form of expression in relation to God. The living Church cannot do without prayer, it is the connection to God our Father. Regardless of what is happening in the world, prayer to God should be our highest endeavor, we shouldn’t let anything stop us from praying to God our Lord.
We see in the Bible passage about Daniel that his adversaries tried to set a trap for him by means of a law that says that anyone who makes any request to any god or man, except the king, within 30 days, goes to the lions’ den should be thrown.
Daniel 6: 11-13 When Daniel learned that the edict had been signed, he went up to his house, where he had open windows on Jerusalem in his upper room, and fell on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, just as he had always done before. 12 Then those men rushed in and found Daniel pleading and pleading before his God. 13 Immediately they appeared before the king and brought up the royal prohibition: Have you not signed a prohibition according to which anyone who asks anything from any god or person within 30 days except you, O king, will be thrown into the lions’ den should? The king answered and said, The matter is fixed according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which is irrevocable!Daniel did not let anything stop him from praying to his God, whom he placed above all worldly things. Let this be an example for us, a challenge to practice prayer. Prayer is like air for our spiritual body. God gives the direction, prayer breaks the chains.
In our life we are exposed to many temptations, fears and hardships, which sometimes cloud the view of the essentials, but if we bring our prayer to him in God’s sense, we will be helped. God has mapped out a path for each of us, from the beginning, he has chosen us even before we had the opportunity to know him and choose him as our goal in life.
In order to be able to recognize and obey what God has in mind for us, we must immerse ourselves in prayer and ask him for the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence with which we speak before him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he hears us.
Philippians 4: 6 Do not worry about anything, but in all things let your petitions be made known to God in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. And the peace of God, which is higher than all reason, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Luke 3:21 When all the people were being baptized, and Jesus was also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened,
Lucas 6: 12 About that time Jesus went out of the city on the hill to talk with God. He talked with God all night.
13 In the morning he called his disciples to him. He chose twelve of them and called them apostles [special messengers].
14-16 hey were Simon, whom Jesus called Peter, and his brother Andrew, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the freedom fighter, Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, the one who gave Jesus over to people who hated him.
Prayer is also a help to unite with our fellow human beings, from common prayer we emerge stronger, we receive the Holy Spirit who accompanies us on our way. A prayer that is selfish will not help! The prayer should not only be said for ourselves, but also for our neighbors, our community, our country. Prayer gives us fellowship !!
Matth. 6: 7 And when you pray, you shall not babble much like the Gentiles; because they think they will be heard if they say so many words.
We are to be heralds, heralds of the good news that Jesus sets us free, guides us, helps us, is our only salvation.
Do not be afraid to proclaim his word to shake our family, neighbors, community, out of the lethargy of disobedience and indifference. Let us all call to prayer because the power of prayer is mighty !!