“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7)
I recently learned, that prayer has more to it than just helping the person, or situation you are praying about. The benefit is not confined to some future happening, but occurs in those that pray. It is hard for me to put into words, but after praying at my church’s night of prayer, I felt a significant change in me. My troubles remained, but I left with a reassurance, with a refreshment, with a peace that surpassed my understanding. Surprising how easily I forget the power of prayer. The blessings of talking with God. Then have to relearn this with each new trial. In spite of my learning disability, it’s good to know that God is full of compassion and runs to meet me, regardless of my failure to learn.