Living On A Prayer – The Ultimate Conversation
As cliche’ as it sounds, chances are that most of us, at some point in our lives, survived on little more than a prayer. Whether it occurred shortly after college, after losing someone close or having survived some kind of accident, it doesn’t take a genius to learn that life is so very precious. And no, you needn’t be a religious person, or even a Christian, to pray.
But pray we do, sometimes as if it were a survival instinct. And what exactly is Prayer, anyway? Pragmatically, prayer is a form of communication, however, everyone knows that communication, by its very nature, represents a duality; meaning, there needs to be a sender as well as a receiver of the message. So, who or what is the receiver of a prayer?
More importantly, does the simple act of praying imply that God is real and exists? Or perhaps, we are all just very ignorant and/or naive individuals possessing little to no clue about life; its beginning, or end?
For me, prayer is simply the “connection” with the creator. It may very well be a plea for help, or intercession, or clarity, or for forgiveness. Regardless what “it” is, prayer purifies our being and spirit, and represents a self-medicating sort of healing process. Not all prayer, however, is offered as a result of need; prayer can be, in its purest form, a simple “thank you” for being alive, for being able to experience life with all of our senses, for having been given the privilege of being alive. Make no mistake, Prayer is Powerful.
Prayer is the act of acknowledging the existence of, or attempting to summon the energy and power of God toward some end. Atheists spend their lifetime and energy arguing and attempting to prove that God does not exist. If they truly believe there is no God, why do they feel the need to convince others to likewise believe? Logically, by simply participating in that hypothesis, they, by default and reality, prove to the contrary that God does indeed exist.
In fact, there have been scientific studies conducted that prove that prayer is real as a result of a measured and desired cause/effect difference in some state of human life. For being a society that is inundated with the gamut of science “fiction” from Hollywood about Zombies, Demons and Aliens, we hypocritically and largely, contend there is no God, that science is the ultimate “source” of knowledge and that death is a finality with no exceptions. So, we are conditioned to believe in the creations of Hollywood but not of a Divine nature. For me, that is a truly absurd hypothesis.
“Prayer is as real as a baby’s cry, the smell of a fresh spring rain, the beauty of a golden sunset and the warmth of being embraced by a loved one. Like life itself, prayer is what you make of it. Believe in it and it will become reality.”
This is the Secret to life.
My suggestion to you is to not wait to pray until an obvious need is present in your life. Rather, pray in a forward-looking fashion; pray for the well-being of those you love, for those you don’t even know, for the absence of violence and the intangible characteristic of world peace, and kindness of people toward one another. By all means, pray with a sense of gratitude, humility and pure intent.
Prayer is indeed all about creating and raising the awareness of positive energy, the acknowledgement of a higher power and the improvement in the quality of this 24/7 blessing we call “Life”.
- How to Pray (alphaalchemy.com)
- Speaking the Truth in Prayer (frted.wordpress.com)
- God Hears Our Prayers by Stacey Crawford (everydaylccyouth.wordpress.com)
- The Power of Prayer (wrightlexi83.wordpress.com)
- The Gift of Prayer (ourgiftedfamily.wordpress.com)
- James 5: Power of Prayer (bluetassels.wordpress.com)
- Guest Post :: A Lifetime of Prayer by Victoria Jenkins (crittyjoy.com)
Posted on September 30, 2013, in History, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged Christian, conversation, Healing, intercession, jesus, Power, Power of Prayer, Prayer. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.