Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer , it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult.
Ephesians 3:14-21 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Prayer and meditation can influence our state of mind, which then have an effect on our state of body. It can help with anxiety, sadness, blood pressure, sleep, digestion and breathing. It also can influence thinking.
The necessity of prayer for the realization of salvation is brought to light in the acts and teachings of Jesus. Thus, He exhorted His disciples to pray always and not loose heart. If Holy Mass is the highest form of Christian prayer , it must be of absolute necessity for any Christian that worth the name.
Prayer works to spread tranquility and psychological comfort. Prayers have wonderful effects in your comfort and tranquility in the soul, so that the heart fills with tranquility and tranquility that man can not find in any other act, and sees his passion and determination sharpened again to work and turn to life.
Loving God , I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
God, through prayer , opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated because it draws on the glory and might of the infinitely powerful God of the universe! Daniel 4:35 proclaims, “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”
Forms of prayer . The tradition of the Catholic Church highlights four basic elements of Christian prayer : (1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing, (2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance, (3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and ( 4 ) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.
We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God , to encounter Him and to grow in knowledge of Him. According to the book of Ephesians, God’s desire is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).
Prayer is a way of relating: to God, to ourselves, to those around us. In opening our hearts and minds and souls to God we are challenged to grow, change, and to love. Just as we make time to spend with those we love, so in making time to pray we are seeking to grow in our relationship with the Divine.
The Five Powers of God by Paul Goulet is an excellent book. It is an in-depth study of Kratos- Dominion, Exousia – Delegated Authority, Dunamis – Miraculous Dynamite Power , Energia – Energy and Ischus – Strength. Paul shows how each power is used in Scripture and gives examples so that we may understand them better.
the greatest benefit of prayer is that it deepens our relationship with the Triune God. we can pray , but we must also take time to listen to God and what he needs to communicate to us. He can put new ideas into our minds, calm our troubled emotions by strengthening our faith and trust that he’ll take care of us.
Some people ask why God doesn’t answer , or doesn’t always answer , their prayers . But the fact is, God does answer prayer . In fact, God answers every prayer . If you think about it, though, you can understand why he doesn’t answer every prayer with a “Yes,” immediately.