Daily, we are busy that sometimes we forget to pray. What we do not understand is that our lives are empty without God. It is why sometimes we feel like there is a hole in our hearts. Most times, we cannot place what is missing. God is missing from our life which is why we must start talking to Him every day. “or in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority..” (Colossians 2: 9-10.)
Christianity entails that we must make it a habit to talk to our maker every day. Most times, we want to pray, but our spirits are not right. It may be because we have not established a pattern to allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in
us. Here are two simple ways to call on the Holy Spirit.
Sing worship songs
Worship songs contain spiritual elements which put one in a spiritual mood. We notice this in Christian gatherings when worship songs are being played. Most people either start crying or start speaking in tongues.
Think of worship songs as food for the soul. We must feed our hungry souls worship songs.
Meditate on the Bible
Meditation is important because God reveals his word to us. It is understandable, we will not know the verse to read for the day. With the help of https://blessify.com/, we can get a verse for the day.
Before reading the Bible we can say a little prayer to God. We ask Him to give us the spirit of sound mind and understanding. In Luke 24:45, Jesus appeared among the disciples “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures”
Prayers to God have a pattern called the ACTS of praying.
A- adoration is paying deep respect and expressing our love for God. It entails praising God with name-calling. The names include “Elohim”, “beginning and the end”, “I am that I am” and many others. It shows that we still realize His position in our lives.
C- confession entails we admit to our sins and asking for forgiveness. In doing this, we must have it at the back of our minds that we can be aware and unaware of our sins. It is why we should ask God to forgive the sins we are unaware we committed. We should not hold back any sin. It is because God sees our heart but we must open our mouths to confess our sins. 1 John 5: 9-10 has a lot to say about confession.
“If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.”
T- thanksgiving is thanking God for all He has done in our lives. We thank Him for giving His son Jesus to die for our sins. God has done a lot of things for us. We can not lack anything to be thankful for. We can thank Him for the
free air we breathe, health, family, friends and many others. Expressing our gratitude towards Him is principal. It shows that we recognize His works in our lives. Without Him, we will be dead, sick or empty.
S- supplication is letting God know our needs at the moment. If there is nothing to ask for, we can pray for the sick or the poor. We can also ask God to be the pilot of our lives. We should include our friends and family in this prayer. We ask that He will protect and guide their footsteps.
Prayers attract great benefits from God. It should be a motivation to pray every day. God will not ignore His children, He will continue to bless them. It is the same in our case. We are eager to give gifts to our friends who talk to us every day. We also gain personal benefits as it aids self-improvement. The benefits we can gain from praying to God every day is endless.
Builds our faith
By talking to God every day, it builds our faith in Him. It helps us to know that God will always be there for us. We all have a friend that we tell our problems. In doing so, we grow to trust in the person. It is the same our faith grows
because we know that He is always listening.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”(1 John 5:14.)
Strengthening relationship with God
Being in a relationship entails constant communication. A relationship without communication is like a building without a foundation. It will not last for a long time. We build our relationship with God on the foundation of prayers. Because our relationship is strong, we can ask anything and He will provide it for us.
Balances our life
To run away from the daily stress, we can pray to God. By doing it, we share our burden with God. God can fill the hole in our hearts if we let Him. We can let Him by praying to Him every day. We can tell Him the issues that bother
us believing He will come through.
When we have filled up the holes, we become fresh again. We would constantly want to do good to other people. It has created a platform for selfimprovement. Because we have improved ourselves, our lives become balanced.
Praying does not have to be done only in the morning and at night. We can do it at any time of the day. God is always willing to listen to us and He is everywhere we go. It allows us to talk to Him while working. Because He is an Omniscient God, He knows what we are thinking.
“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” “(Psalms 139:4-7v)