Blessings of prayer

Prayer, whether intentional or unceasing, is our connection to God through the Holy Spirit. It is our way of hearing and seeing what God wants us to know and do. As we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit who intercedes for us in prayer, we find God’s will for our lives.

Romans 8:26-27 reminds us that many times we don’t even know what to pray for; but the Holy Spirit does. He searches our hearts and knows our mind and speaks for us in accordance with God’s will. How amazing is that?

“Blessed is the soul who hears the Lord speaking within her, who receives the word of consolation from His lips. Blessed are the ears that catch the accents of divine whispering, and pay no heed to the murmurings of this world. Blessed indeed are the ears that listen, not to the voice which sounds without, but to the truth which teaches within. Blessed are the eyes which are closed to exterior things and are fixed upon those which are interior. Blessed are they who penetrate inwardly, who try daily to prepare themselves more and more to understand mysteries. Blessed are they who long to give their time to God, and who cut themselves off from the hindrances of the world. 

Consider these things, my soul, and close the door of your senses, so that you can hear what the Lord your God speaks within you.”

—Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ 



  • When praying, find a quiet place to be alone.
  • Be still.
  • Be honest with God.
  • Listen intently for His voice.
  • Try keeping a prayer journal.
  • Set a regular time and place for prayer.
  • Try praying the psalms.

Remember: God is waiting to hear from you.

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