He said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayer-less studies, prayer-less work and prayer-less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray”. - Sam Chadwick
“The best time for prayer isn’t found. It’s made. The average Christian spends very little time in prayer - then wonders why they have no faith and experience no power. If we are too busy to pray, we are too busy to experience the power of God. We can be very busy, but not necessarily productive because we lack faith. One of the main reason we lack faith is because we don’t pray. Consistent prayer builds consistent faith.” - Girlfriends in God, Devotionals.
“Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:13-16)
I’ve felt tired for a while now. It’s a combo of the seemingly never-ending school days, thoughts of the upcoming changes in our family life, and waiting on future plans and relationships.
But the ever-gracious and merciful God never fails to remind me of His love and power when I finally remember to turn to him and seek. Too often I forget the power of prayer - the power He has to relieve me of the burdens by reminding me of His promises. And I need to pray.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” - Matthew 7:7