If you’re like me, prayer is hard work. It rarely comes easy to me. I used to think that I was alone in this perspective… but I’m not. So many people I talk to tell me they feel the same challenge in their own lives.
That’s unfortunate because prayer is simply amazing.
Think of it. Where else can you have unlimited access to someone like God? Where else can you have your burdens relieved so completely? Where else can you find hope for a heart that is filled with despair? Where else can you experience the God of the universe so personally? And yet, somehow, despite all of this and so much more, we struggle to pray.
Maybe we need to see prayer for what it really is and not for the hard work that it may require? Maybe we just need to remember that God loves to hear from us and to help us?
As we embark on our church-wide prayer effort (if you haven’t signed up yet, you can right here), let’s remember what we’re really doing and then let that inspire us to really do it— to really pray.