20 Most Favorite Reasons to PRAY

  1. Prayer makes me feel more loved by God. More known by God. More sure of Him.   
  2. Prayer re-calibrates my anxious heart.
  3. Prayer gives me hope. And a path to hope.  
  4. Prayer is a form of therapy for the malady of “humanity”.
  5. Prayer lets me hear God’s Voice.
  6. Prayer is intimate. Up close. Very personal.
  7. Prayer cleans out dusty old drawers of forgotten sin.
  8. Prayer awakens. It’s the world’s best wake-up call.   
  9. Prayer settles many matters. It’s Alka-Seltzer for the soul.
  10. Some mornings, I am not hungry for prayer – until I start “tasting” it. Yum.  
  11. A day without prayer feels Robotic. Noisy. Headachy.
  12. Three days without prayer is distress similar to “spiritual low blood-sugar”.  
  13. A week without prayer is a spiritual coma.
  14. Prayer creates a confidential connection with many others. It stamps out loneliness. Or the false threat of it.
  15. Prayer is fertilizer for love. My love grows every time I pray for somebody.      
  16. Prayer is listening. Responding. It is privileged access to engage in a private conversation with Someone Very Important. 
  17. Prayer makes me feel compassionately understood by the God of the universe.
  18. Prayer is a mountaintop experience for non-athletes!    
  19. Prayer is a sacred trust. Sometimes, the trust is open, between me and another. Other times, the trust is a secret – shhh – just between God and me.  
  20. Prayer is a LIGHT that overpowers darkness. If enough of us pray, we can light up a whole country. If enough of us pray, we can light the whole earth.