The Prayer Room
One thing in common that we all have is that we are the offspring of a loving Heavenly Father. (Acts 17:29). We share the same Father, and hopefully the same love and devotion to Him. Our beloved Savior has told us how we should love in the New Testament, the Book of Matthew.
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:37-39)
The prayer room concept is one in which we combine our love, and where we strive for a unity of our faith. The influence of prayer should never be underestimated! It is powerful! We have many neighbors, brothers and sisters, that need our prayers.
In the prayer room you can add a name to the prayer board. You as a reader can pray for them individually. We can join you as a group. The objective is that all readers unite in prayer for a common cause. The goal is an increase in love and a unity of our faith. It is also an exercise in unselfish prayer.
Our prayers should be honest and pure. We should be worthy and prepared when petitioning Our Father. We should ask that His will be done, and not our own. As a group we should supplicate the Lord for help, to gain spiritual strength while enduring trials. We should ask for increased faith in difficult times. Most often we should be praying for others, rather than ourselves. "You can measure a man's faith by his prayers; how he prays and what he prays for."
We may never see the results of our united prayers, but they will be recorded in heaven. We know that God's ways are not man's ways. He knows what we need to be saved and exalted. We must understand that God is in control. He knows the beginning from the end. His timeline of influence and answers are perfect. Our trust must be in His infinite wisdom and in His love for His children.
Our freedom to choose can affect our results, even when His influence is there. So we must choose and pray righteously under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
A second aspect of the prayer room is acknowledging Our Father for what He has done. Sometimes we spend more time asking than thanking. You are invited to record your praise and adoration for the abundant blessings that He has bestowed, after and in times of trial!
"And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?" (Luke 17:15-17)
The prayer room is a place to praise, acknowledge, and adore. Gratitude is a form of love with an added touch of divinity. You are invited to record your feelings of thankfulness on the praise board. Inspired by the poem "A Prayer To Heaven".
Stop and pray! Right now! Write down five blessings that you received today! This will help you know, that He is there!