When an ambulance races down the street and you are headed to the side of the road to let it pass, did it ever occur to you that several lives are being impacted at that very second?
What I mean is that there are people who are responding to some emergency to offer assistance.
There is someone who has injured themselves or is experiencing a medical emergency. There are family members who are being notified and hoping for the best.
That ambulance that is driving past you represents a lot of lives.
As a little girl I learned to pray for those people that are associated with an ambulance. My mother would pray as the ambulance sped past us while we were pulled over on the side of the road.
I have often thought that if I were in that ambulance or someone I loved was, I would sure feel blessed to know that people were praying for me.
You see, prayer is an act of communication between us and our Creator.
Prayer is petitioning the One who can heal the sick, mend broken hearts, restore relationships.
Prayer is never ending communication with God. When we live our lives in prayer then we have open communication with God.
The ambulance is just one situation. What about walking out your front door and thanking the Lord for the weather or the ability to take in oxygen?
When we see the needy person on the side of the road do we pray that the Lord will pour out his blessing upon them?
What about the people you work with? Do you pray for them?
Ephesians 6:18 says 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Something to try each day would be to ask the Lord to show you how you can pray for the people you come in contact with that day.
There is power in prayer. When we pray we move heaven to action. We have the ability to break strongholds as we press into the throne room of God.
I have learned that when I pray for others I am less judgmental and more accepting. I become less critical and more understanding.
The great thing about praying for others is that no one needs to know you are praying for them.
One of my greatest joys in life is to have been praying for someone without their knowledge only to have them come up to me and tell me that what I was praying for happened in their life.
Constant communication with our Savior is one of the greatest gifts we have.
What are some practical ways you have maintained constant communication with God? Please share in the comments below.