The Importance of Prayer

Have you ever gone through a difficult time? How about someone you love–have they ever face hard times? Life is not always easy, in fact, sometimes life is downright difficult! Things can happen unexpectedly and without any warning whatsoever. There is an old saying that goes like this: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Well, as a faithful Christian, I like to twist that saying slightly: “When the going gets tough, it helps to pray!”

I know from experience that having people praying for us makes a difference and is a true blessing. I sometimes felt great relief, assurance, and affirmation just from knowing somebody is praying for me! Have you ever felt this, too?

Jesus said that prayer can move mountains. Think about that for a minute… can prayer really move mountains? If this is true, than why don’t we pray more often? There are some mountains in my life and many times I am overwhelmed by the size of these mountains in my life. Prayer is the antidote.

Jesus also said that you don’t have because you don’t ask. Well, today, take some time to pray to God. Pray for those who are sick and under the shadow of an imposing mountain in their life. Pray for those who lost a dear loved one recently. Pray for your own life and the mountains you face. Pray. Just pray. It will make a difference!