Prayer, Plain and Simple

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

By Joseph Scriven

I was reminded of this hymn this morning when one of my Facebook friends posted it as her status update. The verse that I posted above is the part of the song that always resonates deeply within me. It’s so true and yet time and time again we dodge prayer as if there is nothing to be gained from it. I will point the finger at myself so that no one feels as if I casting stones.

I’m not going to be long-winded with this one. I just wanted to drive home the point that in this time where many of us are experiencing uncertainties in every part of our lives, nothing can be more effective than us going to God in prayer. After all, according to scripture, He is way more equipped to handle our burdens than we are:

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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