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FEBRUARY 2, 2020 – THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14


The only way to communicate with God is through prayer. Prayer is like talking to God as you would talk to your best friend. It’s really just that simple. As we get closer to the end of this earth’s history, we need to spend more time and energy in talking to God. So often, when situations arise and crises come our way, our first move is to call someone whom we feel will be sympathetic to our “cause.” We tend to whine, cry, complain and gripe about things that we feel are out of our control.


Habakkuk also whined, cried, complained and griped – but he did this to God, knowing that God is the only One who truly knows all the intricate details of any circumstance. Habakkuk called out to the Lord in anger, grief, pain and sincerity … and the Bible says that God answered him!


I encourage you today to call out to God about every little thing. Don’t be afraid or shy about sharing your hopes and dreams, your ups and downs and the matters of your heart. The familiar song says it best:

O, what peace we often forfeit,

O, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry


EVERYTHING to God in prayer! [emphasis mine]


Decide today that you are going to pray about all things. Madame Guyon said, “Don’t allow yourself to be burdened by any one form of prayer. Don’t tie yourself to repetition or set form. Simply engage in conversation with the One who adores you unconditionally.” And yes, He does love you! More than you will ever know!


Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stall, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3: 17 – 19 (NIV)

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