Updated: Dec 1, 2022
Prayer is a grace gift given to us by God, that when we embrace will change our lives in the most profound ways! Have you found your voice in prayer?
When we start to see that prayer is not a religious duty, but rather, it's about a relationship with the Creator of the universe who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever think, dream or imagine it will transform the way we pray. Prayer is simply a conversation that we are invited to join.
Maybe you have been led to believe things about prayer that have stopped you from entering into the conversation. Maybe you believe that you have to "clean up your act" before you can come to God in prayer. Maybe you have been led to believe that only the "Holy" people pray and you have to talk to a person who will pray on your behalf. Maybe you have been led to believe that there is a correct and incorrect way to pray and it's left you paralyzed and unable to find your voice. Maybe it's time to change those beliefs!
God is inviting you to find your voice and enter into a conversation with Him that will become a gift to you. When you find your voice in prayer you will find that Your voice matters
to God. In Matthew 6:6 (But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.) We see that God is inviting us to step out of the chaos and loud voices of the world and talk to Him. The reward we will find when we make time to leave the noise of the world behind and pray is that we will hear God's voice, and His voice matters!
God is inviting you into a conversation with Him because He wants you to know that your voice is unique! God has put unique gifts into you, and when you choose to spend time with Him, He will reveal those gifts to you. As you grow in your relationship with God, you will find that God's voice is unique and His voice is full of wisdom that you cannot find in the world.1 Peter 4:10 (TPT) says, every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace. In other words, God has gifted us all in different ways, and when we each choose to use our gifts, something beautiful will happen.
God is inviting you into a conversation with Him because He wants you to know that your voice makes a difference! In Daniel 10 we see that Daniels' prayers are heard and that his prayer interrupts a spiritual battle in the Heavenly realm. When we realise that our voices make a difference in the spiritual realm we will begin to pray prayers that make a difference across the earth. When we choose to invite God into situations He will step in, because He is a respector of authority, He waits for us to include Him. When we choose to give God authority over the situations we are facing we will find that God's voice makes a difference!
We simply need to invite Him in.
My encouragement to you today is to find your voice in prayer and see God's grace rush upon your life in ways you have never experienced before. Will you commit to praying, by simply choosing to pray for 2 minutes a day?
Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20