“As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth.” Daniel 9:13 (NKJV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
It is the start of a brand new year, yet there is nothing new under the sun. How do we then approach the New Year? How do we accept the challenges and burdensome situations that seem to overwhelm us each and everyday?
For many, these are questions and conditions that lend themselves to opportunities to tell others about an awesome God; Spirit and an unyielding force that will reckon with ANYTHING that crosses Its presence because everything was created by this Spirit. And all we have to do is to tap into this Spirit.
A multitude of questions may be permeating the cerebral cortex of your mind, but relax, it’s not difficult; it’s not beyond understanding nor is it impossible to achieve and the compensations are many with tremendous benefits.
Once committed to this formal procedure or ceremony or sacrament or whichever term fits your manner, you will begin to experience a new expression in handling what you are going through.
Will this practice prevent you from sickness, unemployment, death, home foreclosure or bankruptcy? No but it gives you comfort and hope and belief and an open line of communication with the One who can do it all! “He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.” Psalm 102:17
The process is so simple, even a little child can do it and it helps also if you have the faith of a child during the complete course of action from the beginning to the end.
If it’s all that, can any-body partake in it or is it just for the privileged, for those who claim to be “all that and a bag of chips”, self righteous folk and those Sunday go to-meetin’ type; Bible totin’, amen at the end of each sentence, kinda people? What’s in store for those who have sinned and fallen short of God’s grace? I’m glad you asked ‘cause prayer has a tendency to clear all that up. Don’t ask me how, I just know it for myself and I’m going to keep on washing in it until I come up all clean. There is one other thing, too; “The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.” Proverbs 15:29
Prayer is not complicated, elaborate or homogenous; it’s just personal and there are a multitude of blessings for all those that are interwoven in the influences of its purposes.
Cost prohibited, prayers are one of the most simplistic forms of initiating and maintaining a direct connection to our God. It’s like an umbilical cord from a baby to its mother that extends outside of the womb and it’s there for the duration of life, supplying all of the nutrients you require to live.
Just go into prayer in truth and in spirit and watch and feel how the Spirit moves.
Do not be apprehensive about whatever thing, but in the whole thing, by prayer and formal request, with thanksgiving, put your appeals to God.
CONVERSATION WITH ANSWERS AND COMFORT IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY