Prayer is an essential part of a believers spiritual life, which also affects every area of our everyday lives. This is such an important part of our walk with the Lord, I wanted to list a few of the benefits that happen when we pray. I will also post a list of resources at the end of the post which will provide some inspiration.
- Brings Us Closer to God
- Brings Us Divine Help
- Brings Us Supernatural Strength
- Opens the Door for Wisdom
- Gives Us Hope
- Improves Our Attitudes
- Reduces Our Stress
E.M. Bounds was a passionate man of prayer. His passion is perhaps best expressed in this quote that he gives from William Wilberforce, a man of political action and great fruitfulness.
This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc.
Hence I am lean and cold and hard. I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself.
Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. But all may be done through prayer — almighty prayer, I am ready to say — and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!
Quoted in Power Through Prayer, Location 734.
My prayer is that you will be inspired to communicate with your heavenly Father on a consistent basis. Make prayer your priority everyday, and your relationship will be enriched and life fulfilled.
Power Through Prayer by E.M. Bounds~ http://amzn.to/1ZFn6ty
The Complete Collection of EM Bounds on Prayer~ http://amzn.to/1ZFnfxk
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears By Mark Batterson~ http://amzn.to/1ZFnkAT
Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson~ http://amzn.to/1R2BMl2
The Circle Maker Prayer Journal By Mark Batterson~ http://amzn.to/1R2BZEO
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God By Timothy Keller http://amzn.to/1R2CwXw