Amazing things happen when we start praying. Prayer time is never wasted time. Prayer is the rising up( communing) of our hearts and minds to God. Pray with your eyes towards God and not to your problems.
Charles spurgeon taught, ” sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That is a grave mistake, for praying is savings of time.” A.J. Gordon added, “you can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.”John Bunyan once observed, ‘the best prayers have often more groans than words.’
I experienced this kind of prayer when I had pressing needs all around me. Honestly, I reached a point I could hardly pray about my needs because they were many. The only prayer I could manage was, Help! And I remember passionately praying it to God over 30 times until I experienced a breakthrough. Psalms declares, “O LORD, attend unto my cry” (17:1). One of the smartest things I ever prayed was, “Help!” When you take one step towards God, He will take more steps towards you than you ever did. He moves to meet our needs.
Prayer alone proves that you trust God.
Oswald Chambers said, ” we look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; the Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. ” Spread out your petition before God and then say, Your will be done: The greatest lesson I learnt in Sunday school is to let the Lord choose for me.
Prayers can’t be answered until they are prayed.
Nothing significant happens until you fervently pray. The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayers but unoffered prayer. Personally, I observed that once I open my mouth in prayers its like a heavy burden is lifted from my shoulders, I feel so light after every prayer I make and I believe its God way of telling me he is there for me and has heard my prayers. The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray the better it gets. A prayerful person is a powerful person. As christians, prayer is our strongest weapon against the enemy. We should stop asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, instead, you should start praying about the things that are breaking His heart.
Moreover, we should pray as if everything depends on God and read ( the Bible) as if everything depends on us doing so. Only when you begin to realize more and more that prayer is the most important thing you do as Christians. Then, you can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you get an opportunity.