Sunday Reflection: When I Pray

"We should walk in constant communication with God. There should be a constant looking upward to God. We should walk so habitually in his presence that even when we awake in night, it would be the most natural thing for us to speak to him in thanksgiving or petition."  R.A. Torrey

Reading these sentences, in the book Power Filled Living by R.A. Torrey, reminded me that I pray many times in a 24 hour period, as I feel the need. I'm so glad that I have that kind of relationship with God, that I keep Him that close. Without his spirit presence in my heart and my mind, I confess I would feel lost. 

I pray when: 
  • I'm sad. 
  • I've lost my way. 
  • I see the suffering of others. 
  • I awake in the night.
  • I am attacked by others. 
  • Evil runs amok in the world.
  • My son had a stroke. 
  • My mom had heart surgery.
  • My daughter rolled her car.
  • My sister's collie had surgery.
  • My friend's son died (for everyone that knew him)
And I pray for:
  • The children I serve.
  • The families they live with.
  • The guidance of our school personnel.
  • The people who read this blog.
What matters to me, matters to God. When I pray, I feel the power of God working in me and that, my friends, means everything to a scared and hurting soul.
Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of people--prayed, connecting with God, the Father, every chance he had.  

"Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed." Mark 1:35 (NIV)
Start with prayer and keep it going because prayer works miracles in the hearts of people.


Resources: Power Filled Living, R.A. Torrey, Holy Bible,


  1. We have a relationship, a friendship, with God. The lines of communication are always open.

  2. Prayer does work miracles...but, most importantly, it gives us strength and comfort.

  3. Being able to pray when we want and need to is important. The lines of communication should always be open.

  4. I also find myself praying all day long, for similar reasons. A big one, that my kids find what is truly important to them and have great, life-giving companions along the way. Also, for good health for friends and family.

  5. I see prayer as a conversation with God. I may ask for something or make praise for something else. Sometimes it's just because I want to acknowledge that God is there. Prayer doesn't have to been on a schedule or even have any specific reasons.

    Tossing It Out


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