When We Pray, God Works

April 26, 2013 | Tags: ,

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For since the world began,
    no ear has heard
and no eye has seen a God like you,
    who works for those who wait for him!

-Isaiah 64:4 NLT

Prayer is a powerful gift the Lord has given to His children. I’m not sure we can realize here the lasting effects of prayer. God hears our prayers. They are like golden incense that flow to heaven. Our prayers delight our Heavenly Father, and He loves to hear His children praying to Him.

I know most of us struggle to take the time to pray. We think we can accomplish more in doing the work ourselves. But God can do so much more than we can. When we pray, God works. We must trust Him and release the burden of trying to do all the work. We need to stop what we are doing and pray instead. God’s power is much more effective, and eternal, than ours will ever be.

Is there something you are working hard to accomplish in your own strength? Are you feeling frustrated in that endeavor? Why not turn it over to God instead in prayer. Release it into His loving and capable hands and see what He can do with it instead. Trust that He is God, and see the amazing ways in which He works. Then give Him all the glory.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving your children the amazing gift of prayer. You work when we pray. We can trust You hear every one of our prayers and You are answering them in a way that shows Your glory to the world. Help us, O Lord, to pray instead of working by ourselves. Help us to feel the peace that comes when we pray, and help us to stop trying to work alone. We need You, Father, to increase our prayer life. Let us trust in You to carry us through, and may You receive all the glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

By Courtney Silberman

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