Fighting Words Friday: Power of Prayer

I LOVE this earnest prayer. I think I love it because there are so many days that I feel like I am crying out for help from the Lord. There are also days when I choose to try to muster up my own strength and go it alone, but it is always better when I pray. What I love about prayer is that it so often shifts my perspective from the problem in front of me to the One who holds the world in His hands, from the mountain I am facing, to the One who can move mountains. It also helps me wait in expectation to see how Love will intersect with every place of pain, fear, worry, and struggle in my life. I don’t know about y’all, but I usually need my perspective to shift when I am in a place of need, and I’m so thankful that, because of what Jesus did for us, we can come boldly before God with our sighing, with our longing, with our need, and be met with love and grace. My circumstances are not always changed by prayer, but almost always, my heart and my perspective are changed because when I get myself in the presence of unending Love, I am usually able to better wait in expectation… mainly because I remember that I am not alone.