Friday, May 25, 2012

Prayer: Preemptive, Constant or In Case of Emergency?

When faced with life’s challenges even some of the least religious people subconsciously turn to God or a perceived higher power in prayer. You would often hear statements as “Lord Help me,” “God, I pray this works,” “God, if you are real I could use some help right now, “God/Lord if you get me out of this, I promise to never do it again.”

In times of crisis God is often called upon for help. Prayer for many people is like yelling for superman or batman to rescue them. It is like signaling for batman by flashing a symbol in the sky. The truth is prayer can be more beneficial than using it during time of need. It can help us live a fulfilled life of peace. You can pray for needs, blessings, protection, guidance and direction, etc. To use prayer as a “last ditch effort” is limiting.

“Prayer is not just a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is also a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.” Unknown

How have you used prayer?

Has prayer been your anchor or your life preserver?

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