Asking the Lord for Help

Martin Luther said  “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

There was a time when I thought prayer was only when in trouble or a form of corporate worship. However, the only way I survived domestic abuse was to continually turn to the Lord in prayer. I had no one and no where else to turn.

This was a lesson which has served me well in life. I find myself praying throughout the day, regardless of what I’m doing or who I’m talking with. Prayer comes as naturally as breathing whether I’m asking the Lord for help, thanking him for something, praying for others or admiring the beauty around me.

We all have areas we need to ask the Lord for help. The more I ask for his help on my wellness journey, the more changes I recognize he is making in my heart and life.

When we pray the Lord hears and begans working, although the answer often is slow in coming and revealing itself. However, the Lord has not forsaken us and is with us.

David wrote The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.”  {Psalm 34:15}

The Lord hears our cries and is attentive with them. As we cry out to him, it is important to also seek His will in the situation and not just our will.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”  {1 John 5:14}

We all need to strive to have a prayer life as simple as breathing.

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