Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
It has now been over six months since covid-19 has changed our world. Masks, social distancing, cancelled events, all are common themes in our lives today. I am thankful (at the time of writing this article) that we are meeting in-person for worship.
The Confirmation students are meeting this fall via zoom and we are studying The Lord’s Prayer. Prayer is a powerful resource that we have as Christians. God wants us to talk to Him. There is a saying that is attributed to Martin Luther which states that when asked what his plans were for the next day, Martin Luther is said to have replied “Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much work to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer.”
When the events of our lives seem out of control, prayer is the best thing that we can do to start our day. Any day that begins with prayer always goes better than a day starting without prayer. Yes, I know that prayer does not remove all our burdens and all our cares, but prayer does remind us that the whole world is not on our shoulders but on God’s shoulders. And believe me, God can carry the burden far better than we can.
As we continue our journey towards the end of the year 2020 let us remember that we can trust that God will hear us when we pray, and that God promises to answer our prayers to Him.