Friday, March 2, 2018

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Importance of Prayer in our Daily Life
Philippians 4:6-7
 Vs. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
 Prayer has lots of importance in our daily life. Prayer is the life-line to God. Prayer connects us to our Heavenly Father. When we start our day with prayer, it refreshes our whole day. We need to remember that God is in control of everything in our lives. He knows us inside and out. He knows all our strength and weaknesses. Nothing happens to us in our life without His knowledge. Every one of us has up and downs in our life but when we pray and trust in Him, He gives us strength to overcome the difficulties in our life situations. Nothing is impossible with Him. As in Philippians 4: 6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  We spend a lot of time worrying about many things but when we give all our worries into His hands, He will give us the  peace that passeth all our understandings. The world does not give us peace, only God can bring peace in our life.
 As children of God, daily prayer should be our top priority. It will make us feel like we are walking with God. God wants us to be closer to Him and to put our trust in Him. Prayer is power and can change anything according to the will of our Heavenly Father. When we read and learn the word of God, we can see lots of examples about the power of prayer. For example, when the people of Nineveh prayed to God, He saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He relented and did not bring on them the destruction He had threatened.  When we pray we have to believe that we will get an answer to our prayers.
 As in 1 Thessalonians 5: 17 says, “Pray without ceasing”. We should pray without ceasing.  Prayer can change our life situation. Prayer brings peace and happiness in our life. Be thankful to Him for all that He has done in our lives.  Prayer is also an act of worship, because by praying we are showing how much we adore Him.
Our Heavenly Father, we praise You and worship You. Thank You for all the blessings in our life. Lord, help us to be closer to You and trust You all the time. Strengthen us to pray without ceasing. Lord, give us a thankful heart to serve You and be faithful to You. Thank you for hearing our prayer. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Susan Jiji, Phoenix Mar Thoma Church
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church