What is the importance of prayer
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The Importance of Prayer in the Life of the Believer
The Importance of Prayer
Narrate your spiritual experiences in the Stories format. Prayer is not the compilation of long words or flowery lingo. It's not the language of the 'holy people'! It's not some sophisticated language of regular church goers! It's such a pity most of us fail to realize what true prayer is! Most of us think it's something we have to do to be good, while others do it because it's something our family, church or culture says we ought to do. Then again, some feel prayer is like an ATM card; you use it when you need something or when you fall into horrendous situations.
Homily delivered on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Readings: Gn ; Ps , , , ; Lk These are great readings, and they are all about the importance of prayer. In the first reading, Abraham intercedes for Sodom, and the Lord listens to him and agrees to answer it on condition. And the Responsorial Psalm is: Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
I have been deeply impressed and strengthened by the prayers, the music, and the spoken word. We have prayed that the Spirit of the Lord would be with us, and our prayers have been answered. Prayer plays a vital part in our worship, our religious thinking, and our daily lives. In the time allotted to me today I would like to further consider with you the importance of prayer. Implanted in the heart of every person, regardless of his or her race or color, is the desire to worship, in some manner, a divine being. With the knowledge that we can converse with God as one man converses with another, we also understand that we not only have a divine spark within us, but that we are actually spirit children of our Father in heaven. Prayer, being the primary method of communication between God and man, plays an important part in practically every religion, whether Christian or otherwise.
What Happens When We Fast and Pray - Jentezen Franklin
Jay Kesler, the former President of Youth for Christ and the current President of Taylor University, was on one of his frequent flights. When lunch was served the young man next to him declined a lunch tray. During the whole lunchtime this man sat with his head bowed, apparently in prayer. Kesler was impressed and maybe a little humbled by the man's devotion. He commented to the young man that he wondered if he was a Christian because it appeared that he was fasting.