March 11, 2019

What Is Prayer?

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Prayer is an act of asking God, not only for blessings, but for help when facing difficulties that we cannot handle alone.

It is difficult for humans, who have limited abilities, to live without help from others. We cannot live without God’s help, so we should pray to God who wants to help us in our weakness.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”Mt 7:7–8

By these words, God promised that everything we ask for will be answered. The ability of prayer is boundless, and it has the power to create something out of nothing. Therefore, we should pray to God to receive His help.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”Isa 41:10

Then, let’s see more about prayer.

First, prayer is the breath of the spirit

Breathing is essential for physical life. Likewise, praying is essential for spiritual life.

Second, prayer is conversation with God

God is our spiritual Father and we are His children. We should have conversations with God, sharing both good news when we are joyful and our sorrows in difficult times.

Third, prayer is the same as calling God

Regardless of time, God hears our prayers and answers them whenever we pray.

In our life of faith, there are many things we need, so we must ask, seek, and knock. When we ask, seek, and knock at every moment, God fulfills our wishes.

Food for Thought
What should we do when we face difficult situations that we cannot handle by ourselves?
What is prayer? (Please answer in detail with three points)
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