The Privilege of Prayer

The Privilege of PrayerWhat a privilege we have, indeed,
To bow to God on our knees.
To come boldly before His throne
And present to Him all of our pleas.

How amazing an activity,
To approach the King of kings.
To know He hears our requests,
No matter how trivial they seem.

What blessings through prayer we receive!
To know Christ more intimately,
To yield to Him all of our cares,
And find a peace so extraordinary!

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“When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.”
Jonah 2:7

Sadly, (and I am guilty of this too) we face a crisis and then panic, worry or react first.  Only as a last resort do we run to God.  We forget what a powerful privilege it is to pray. 

I still have many limitations and can’t do much work on computers these days, but I can still spend time in prayer!  Let me know of any prayer needs.  I would love to lift them up to the Lord on your behalf.

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner

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27 thoughts on “The Privilege of Prayer

  1. the6things

    “If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even if no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.”

    Pray for me, Sue! I need the intercession of my brothers and sisters in Christ!

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  2. Valerie Rutledge

    I am also guilty of taking the privilege of prayer for granted. We have access to the Father through His Son, it really doesn’t get any better than that. Thanks for this lovely reminder. Prayers for continued healing for you!

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  3. Tom

    So very true on not praying like I should. It is so easy to let things get in the way. Thanks for sharing.
    Please pray for me to find the right job to provide for my family. I will praying for God’s strength and touch in your body and life.

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  4. Heidi Viars

    oh sue, what an honest post. How good of our God to show us grace in our panic and hear us always. I also so appreciate all the prayers you have prayed for us … what a God who gives us what we need and when we need it … even friends who pray when we can’t! Sending you much love, sister!

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  5. Alexis Wittman

    I love your message. To THINK, we can commune with God! Humbling, bumbling, he hears it all. We forget to listen.

    Pray for me please– I want to return to my Michigan home in a couple of months. Pray for a clear and easy path, sustained by God along the way. (that’s a prayer too).

    Alexis

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  6. Carl

    I love prayer! And what a beautiful privilege it is. Jesus points out in the parable of the persistent widow that we don’t pray because God won’t answer us unless we beg Him. Instead, we have a loving Father in Heaven who longs to answer us and give us good gifts. We can come confidently before the throne of grace! Praise God!

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  7. cuffesisters

    Thank you hitting it on the head! Prayer should be the first line of defense, yet I like to wait until I’m totally freaking out before I get around to it. Blessings, dear sister!

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  8. Lilka Raphael

    Beautiful post Sue! I am slowly learning to run to God first with my petitions instead of running around all crazy and then turning to the Source of our help.

    If you could pray for Gabriel M. I would appreciate it. He is the 15 month son of one of my co-workers who was just diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder. He has been in the Children’s hospital over a week now with a rare bout of pediatric pancreatitis and is already battling a other health issues. Yet this baby continues to smile. Your intercession would be greatly appreciated.

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      1. Lilka Raphael

        Please continue to do so Sue.

        I just found out a little while ago his surgery today went well but he has many hurdles ahead of him. Yet, he is still smiling 🙂

  9. Planting Potatoes

    very good! How wonderful that a God who is so great – would make a way for us to come to him and then…even invite us to do so! What great love that is!

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