Perspective Through Prayer

By: Charity Ramsey, Partnership Coordinator

As I visited with a lady in our community this past week, we took some time to pray together before I headed out. Afterwards she shared in great depth the way prayer makes her feel, especially when others pray for her intimately and out-loud. I was intrigued as she started to elaborate. She had few words to describe the way she felt, but the few words she used had so much power, so much beauty.

Words like love, unity, warmth, embrace, and empowerment. These adjectives were a great representation of her inner feelings, but still then she admitted they still weren’t able to depict all the emotion inside of her. This sweet lady began to vocalize the ways she feels changed immediately after pray with other believers. She said a phrase that I won’t ever forget, it makes me laugh, but I believe some of us have had this experience and can relate.

She said “after prayer I feel a lot like I’m drunk, but in a really good way.” I giggled as she shared and she laughed too, but then she got serious. She admitted she knew it didn’t make much actual sense and felt a little silly, but she actually feels 40 pounds lighter. More motivated to face life, and encouraged to pull herself out of the place she’d felt stuck in.

What an amazing truth to remember as we encounter others, as we visit friends. The power of taking a few minutes to exalt, give thanks and lift the worries, fears, and struggles in such a way through prayer.

How do you view prayer? Is it a daily discipline you’ve created that changes and challenges you? Or is it a routine that gets checked off your list each morning or evening? Prayer is simple, but it changes things within us. It makes us feel different than before while also giving us a new insights on the things in this life. God is so personal and so real. If you want a new perspective, try prayer. 

 

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people. Ephesians 1:18

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18

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