Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
7 Reasons to pray regularly
Even though God knows all of our needs, Scripture stresses the necessity of prayers.
Prayer connects us to God and God's power. Changes take place when we pray. Sometimes the issue is transformed, at other times, we are the ones changed. Either way, God's power is at work.
Prayer is a way of sharing our burden. Some problems are difficult to share with another human being. The issue may involve deep guilt or shame, making it difficult to confide in a friend. In such cases, prayer can help ease the burden.
Prayer puts into words what troubles us. No difficulty can be resolved until it is identified and articulated.
Prayer reduces feelings of helplessness. Rather than feeling as though life is out of control, when we pray, we take the first step in reclaiming our lives and putting order into chaos.
Prayer is a powerful reminder that we are not alone. Life's troubles often leave us feeling isolated, lonely, and vulnerable. Prayer reminds us that we are not facing difficulty alone.
Prayer generates courage. We become strengthened and more confident as a result of prayer.
Prayer provides us with a sense of direction. Rather than merely being tossed about on life's sea, we receive insight, guidance, and direction from prayer.
You are not alone.
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Prayers are for one month unless you ask us to continue, or let us know the prayer need has changed.
In July of 1920, about a hundred worldwide representatives of the Mothers' Union met in London. So powerful were the relationships forged during the week of discussion and prayer that definite steps were taken to maintain common commitments and goals. The Wave of Prayer was born!
The Wave of Prayer calendar includes every area worldwide where Mothers’ Union works. Visit the worldwide Mothers' Union website to see the list of who Mothers' Union is praying for over the next few months.
MOTHERS' UNION WAVE OF PRAYER