Prayer Is Fundamental
Prayer is a fundamental part of our relationship with God. We must treat it as an honest communication from our hearts to God’s heart. The real power in prayer is our connection with the all-powerful creator of the heavens and the earth – our Heavenly Father. Therefore, we must not be anxious when we pray and we must pray about everything.
In Philippians 4:6, the Bible says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
When we pray, we must lay aside every anxiety or worry we have. We must trust God completely – that He has got us. Anxiety should never dictate our communication with God.
We must openly discuss everything (not some things) with God. Anything short of that is disobedience. This is because He is our Father, and of course He knows everything, but He wants us to tell Him everything, openly.
We must accompany our prayers with thanksgiving. We must be thankful for all the little mercies He showers in us and His grace that abounds towards us everyday.
We must ask Him for specific things. But remember that the things you ask God for, must be in accordance with His will. If you ask for anything outside His will, please don’t expect to get it. You will know what God’s will is, through His Word.
Lord, help me to lay aside all anxiety when I come to you. Take away all my worries and burdens so that I can concentrate on praying to You alone. Give me the wisdom to discuss every area of my life with You. I acknowledge that you are an all-knowing God but help me through, Your Spirit, to share everything with you. Place in me, a thankful heart so that I can thank you for all you have done for me and all that you are about to do in my life. Help me to bring my requests to You in humility. Grant me wisdom to know what to ask from You and let my desires be in accordance with Your will. I trust that You will guard my heart and mind, with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Prepare me for the answer that You will give me. Let me rejoice in hope and have faith that, that which I have asked has been done unto me. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name I have prayed, Amen.
Written by Kow Essuman, Esq.
The author is a barrister; qualified to practise law in England and Wales, New York and Ghana; a Global Shaper (Accra Hub) of the World Economic Forum and a firm believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ.