Prayer is one of the most important spiritual exercises for us and may be the most powerful force we possess. We learn from Jesus, who spent whole nights in prayer, and God commands us to do it. It is our way of daily communicating with Him.
Clement of Alexandria said, “Prayer is keeping company with God.”
So, when we make prayer a part of our daily life, we will feel the divine presence. This presence holds the key to peace and love.
“And Satan trembles, when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.”William Cowper
Let us pray the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:Psalm 23
he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and Iwill dwell in the house of the Lord forever.“
Mother Teresa pray for us:
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help?Psalm 121:1-8
My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall
preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.“
St. Benedict teach us:
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.“James 3:17
God, grant me the serenity:
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”Colossians 3:15
Your Heavenly Father, just like your parents, wants to hear from you and talk to you. When you pray, He listens. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need. In fact, He knows us better than we do.
Remember, prayer is not necessarily to tell God how you want Him to do things. Prayer is a way to better understand Him and His ways. The two biggest parts of prayer are to remember, “your will be done.” and “trust” in Him.
As C.S. Lewis said, “prayer doesn’t change God. It changes me.”
As you pray daily, invite the Holy Spirit to be with you and direct you. The Holy Spirit can give you answers, help you feel God’s love, and bring feelings of peace and joy into your heart.
May God continue to bless each and every one of you.
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