Importance of Prayer and Meditation

Prayer Reflection

Keeping spiritually anchored can be difficult amid the hustle and bustle that surrounds us in the modern world. Setting aside time each day to think and reflect is important to helping keep yourself and your spirit in good shape and to continue to think about the role that God plays in your life and what your relationship with the Lord means to you.

As Christian author Stormie Omartian wrote in her book “The Power of a Praying Woman”:

“We need to pray about every aspect of our life in such a manner that it will keep us spiritually anchored and reminded of what God’s promises are to us. This kind of prayer will keep us focused on who God is and who he made us to be. It will help us live God’s way and not our own.”

With that in mind, prayers should be reflective and embrace every aspect of our lives, allowing you to clear the clutter of the daily grind and your own desires and expose the truth of belief in God as deep and meaningful to your day-to-day life. Faith can help provide clarity, strength and courage to believe in the impossible, even when things in your own life seem bleak or dreary.

The Bible, too, touched on these themes when introducing the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:8-13:

“Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our father, which art in heaven, hallowed be the name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

It is important to set aside time each day to express your reverence and reflect in prayer, and never forget the depth of God’s meaning to you and the influence of feeling his love in your life.