I have heard it said many more times than I can count that prayer is powerful. I have always agreed; yes it is. The last year or so I have had an uneasiness about this statement. It’s not because I don’t agree that prayer is powerful. It’s that I have come to realize that we often give more credit to the one who offers the prayers rather than the one who hears and answers.
When your prayer is answered in the way you hoped for do you feel that you must have prayed the right words, or asked the more spiritual people to pray for you?
We must remember that only power of prayer is with the One who loves us most and knows what we need. If He answers our plea the way we think He should we quickly say “God is so good!”
What if things don’t work out the way we think they should? Does that mean God is not good? Of course we wouldn’t openly say that but do you think that? Perhaps we explain it away by saying we didn’t have enough faith or something along those lines.
We should remember God loves us more than we could ever imagine. I truly believe that “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28
Pray without ceasing, pray with honesty, pray even when you don’t know how to pray, pray in every circumstance. In the end be willing to accept His will not yours. Yes God is good! He is good no matter how He chooses to answer our prayers. He will be there to help us though everything that comes our way.
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” ~ Max Lucado