“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
(Philippians 4: 6, 7)
In times of great trouble, many of even marginal faith choose to turn to prayer, to pour out their innermost thoughts and concerns to God and in the hope that they might receive God’s answers to their prayers. To the Christian, prayer offers both intimacy and certainty in our relationship with our loving Heavenly Father. As the hymn writer Joseph Scriven said many years ago: ‘What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.’
May we come more and more to depend on both the power and the intimacy of prayer so that our own personal relationships with God may truly grow and deepen.