I grew up in a home where prayer was a priority. In the morning and at night, our family and our home was covered in prayer. We left for school each day only after we had prayed. And at night, I often fell asleep with my face buried in my sofa because mom had been praying for an hour and we didn’t dare get up just because we were done.
When our church called a time of prayer, we went and prayed often, loud and long. Folks believed that prayer worked and by connecting to God, things would change. We prayed for one another with passion and fervency. We carried the burdens of our brothers and sisters and committed to being with them through it all.
Today prayer seems to be overlooked and forgotten. We often pray as a last resort. After we have tried everything to fix our situation, we find ourselves asking God for help. Probably the wrong way to go about things.
We masquerade behind our church clothes and hide in the pews of our church. We don’t tell one another about our needs because we aren’t sure any one cares and we don’t really know if they would pray for us any way. Besides, everyone has enough troubles of their own.
Though much has changed about us over the years, there is much about prayer that hasn’t changed.
1. God still answers prayer.
2. We need to pray for one another.
3. We need to pray.
We are on day two of our twenty one days of prayer and fasting. Let’s commit ourselves to prayer. Let’s pray for one another and believe that God can and will answer our prayers.