Effects Of Prayer | Chrystal Stair

Prayer is an essential part of life. It is the way a person communicates with God. Through prayer, you can find strength, comfort, and hope.

When we as humans experience hardship and pain, we often rely on ourselves or others around us for strength. Although this may be helpful, God is the only one who knows your every need and can provide you with strength like no other. We are still human which means our imperfection gives us the ability to let others down. When you pray to God and ask him to provide you with strength, he is the only one guaranteed not to leave your side. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 3:14)

When something devastating occurs in our lives, and we need comfort, many of us turn to worldly, materialistic things such as drugs, alcohol, and sex. Choosing these things only harms you more. Praying to God about your need of comfort is the best thing you can do because, although others are notorious for letting others down, the Lord never will. "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)

There are times in life when we lose sight of a reason to live. It is at this point that we say "all hope is lost." God and only God can keep hope instilled in you. All you have to do is pray to him and have faith in him and he will provide for you a hope that will shine through you like a candle in the darkest of nights. "Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." (Psalm 25:4-5)

The effects of prayer, strength, comfort, and hope, are beyond miraculous. By praying, you put your faith and trust in God Almighty. From that point, he will provide for you sufficiently. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all under standing, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)


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