Recently on a Sunday afternoon, I felt the Spirit of God arrest my heart concerning prayer. One-liners and thoughts began to come into mind and what you will read below come directly from that experience.
Prayer makes you vulnerable to God and strengthens you against the world.
Prayer is an invitation to the Holy Spirit to inspect my heart.
Prayer focuses the mind and the heart on Him. It is the beginning of order.
Prayer disengages me from the world and attaches me to the Spirit
Prayer doesn’t move me, but it positions me for movement due to it’s empowering nature to make a committed decision. It opens the window to be able to see clearly the rewards of obedience.
Prayer reboots my thinking and changes my approach. Though frustrated with past headwinds of no progress in dealing with situations and people; after prayer the Divine always has an answer where the flesh ends in exhaustion.
Prayer calms the atmosphere of my soul from improperly influencing my thoughts in making decisions. The soul is the seat of my emotions and unfortunately we make too many emotional driven decisions. Instead, prayer evaporates the effects of heated emotions and presents a right perspective giving way to a thoughtful decision.
Prayer takes a promise and produces a vision of victory before you ever experience it. A promise when meditated on produces a picture in your present of what it will deliver to your future. Walking out of prayer in confidence though I don’t see the manifestation I am fully assured of God’s faithfulness to His Word. I believe before I see it.
Prayer is the furnace of passion and desire. True prayer removes the have to of religion and replaces it with the want to.
Prayer increases His heart in me – God’s desires and wants and plans become center stage. It helps massage my heart into pliability for the influences of God to be accelerated through my willful obedience. It is the place where love drives obedience instead of being mere reward driven.
Prayer emboldens the filter system of God through which everything passes through. Prayer changes the perspective of what happens to me so I can be in control of my reaction to it.
Prayer is a knob that turns up the volume of God’s voice in our lives
Prayer is the place of transition where spiritual things become physical in manifestation
Prayer transports you to the feet of Jesus where you receive the instruction to act out on the earth (I only do what I see the Father do)
Prayer makes me aware and recognize what I possess in God so when I return from the mountain I demonstrate complete mastery over every problem (Jesus on the mountain) Prayer changes things – not before it changes me first. Prayer is a mirror
Prayer produces an amnesia to everything that distracts and develops a memory of true importance
Prayer dissolves the enemy’s plans not by removing it but by changing our reaction to it thus nullifying its effect. (Fiery furnace)
Prayer increases the understanding of God’s Word. Because you get to know the author intimately you begin to comprehend his intentions.
Prayer insulates us from inward damage and pours the water of the Word on every attempt of Satan to inflame an ungodly passion.
Prayer makes knowing God the greatest goal of one’s life.