The Privilege of Prayer

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:3

 Prayer is the single greatest thing you can do for someone and yourself.  The privilege of taking a petition to the maker and master of this universe is a very special thing.  How many of us Christians take for granted the privilege of prayer?  We have the opportunity of having a conversation with the one who made us and redeemed us.  I know it may feel awkward the first time you have a conversation in your prayer life.  Once you learn how to approach the Lord and how to listen you will love to pray.  As soon as you get upset or hurt the first place you run is the Lord.  You will not care about what others say when you learn to have a conversation with your Savior. 

 When we learn to pray your spiritual life will feel more complete.  With the feeling of complete comes confidence.  With confidence and humility in prayer comes a strong and content Christian.  I have never met a Christian at the end of their life say they wished they had prayed less.  I usually hear how they wished they had taken everything to God in prayer.  Let us not live with regret and let us live with confidence through prayer.