The Simple Truth About Prayer: It is a Powerful Tool!

Prayer is a powerful tool for our life. Seek God in all situations, the good and the hard. For He will guide the steps of our life.

Prayer

Prayer is a powerful tool as it’s our communication with our Heavenly Father. He desires to hear from YOU!

Praying for No Snakes

Recently, I journeyed through the foothills of New York on an overnight, 12 mile backpacking trip. As I hiked through the woods, I found myself praying to God that I would see no snakes on our adventure.

I don’t like snakes! There is something about how they slither out of nowhere. They slither right in front of you.  Leaves me screaming as if I’m under attack. My reaction is rather ridiculous, and only happens when a snake startles me.

As I was praying to have a snake free adventure, I felt God whisper to me, how do I know seeing a snake isn’t good for me? Along the hike, I contemplated these words wondering what God meant and thought about how seeing a snake would help me overcome my fear.

Your Will

No one wants to face difficulties in life. As Jesus was about to face the crucifixion, he prayed, “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Mark 14:36.

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As Christian’s, God’s will is what we seek. It is natural to desire the road of comfort and to avoid difficulties. There will be times you face a circumstance and think, “if only this happens, then everything will be okay”. It takes great faith to pray and trust God with our situations.

When you face challenges that you don’t understand, remember:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

Question from Chrissy Petraitis, the author.

When have you had to trust God's will in your life?

Written by Chrissy Petraitis

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3 thoughts on “The Simple Truth About Prayer: It is a Powerful Tool!

  1. Less than 3 years ago, my mother and my husband went to be with our Lord and Savior. I barely had time to grieve the passing of one before I lost the other. God was with me each and every step of the way and He’s still with me and looking back, He’s always been with me. My prayer time with God has increased over this time. I couldn’t have made it without Him and out time together.

    1. So sorry to hear that Cathleen! I’m thankful you were leaning on God throughout that difficult time (and sounds like still are).

      If it’s not too difficult and the time is right, would you be interested in writing a post about your experience with God/prayer/and the difficulties you went through? What little you wrote in your comment touched me and I know a post would be that much more touching and further reaching.

      Again, just an idea. No pressure if you don’t feel lead or if it’s too soon.

      You can reach out to us here at DailyPS (contact@dailyps.com) if you want more information or guidance on the matter.

  2. This post contains a powerful point/perspective about prayer. I’ve been trapped by praying “my will” instead of God’s will. More recently I’ve had to learn to step into the unknown and to see change happen in my own life. It’s forced me to trust God like never before – But it’s already been very rewarding. Thanks for this post!

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