Prayer. It's the direct connection we have with God, our Father. Yet we treat it like it's foreign. We forget that we can boldly approach the throne and present our petitions to Him. We get loud with our friends and at sporting events, yet we get quiet and clam up when it's time to go to God. Why is this? Have we somehow forgotten how pleased and happy He is when we come to Him? Have we forgotten that prayer is how we communicate with Him?
What if your life was dependent upon it? Guess what? It is! Your life, your blessings, your miracles, are all tied into your prayers. Your healing, your future, your legacy, and your dreams are tied into your prayers. We must be bold, persistent, consistent, and disciplined. And as we walk with God more and more closely, we get bolder and more audacious with our prayers and requests. As you read your Bible and walk with God daily, you realize that He is your Father and Jesus is your friend.
Have we forgotten that prayer is a privilege that we've been awarded?
The word of God says that we can boldly approach the throne (Ephesians 3:12, Hebrews 4:16). It says we can ask for anything in His name and it will be granted (John 14:14). It says if we humble ourselves and pray, He'll forgive and restore us (2 Chronicles 7:14). It says to not worry about anything, but to pray about everything (Philippians 4:6).
Time and time again, we are told to pray. How seriously do you take your prayers? Do you pray like you're expecting an answer? If not, I would recommend not praying at all. I don't say that to be rude, but our prayers set the tone, but it's faith that moves mountains. There are many scriptures that show that prayer changes things. But there are also many scriptures that show how bold, persistent prayers really got God's attention and caused Him to move. Elijah prayed for rain. It took 7 times before the servant even saw a tiny cloud. Jacob wrestled with God all night declaring "I won't let you go until you bless me!" Joshua and his men marched around Jericho 7 times before the walls came down.
I ask you, my friend, to be bold and pray like you know God is moving. Because He is. He's moving mightily and doing a great thing. Suit up and get prepared. You may wrestle and walk away limping, but at least you'll get the blessing.