I was talking to a couple of folks the other day about a situation they had been dealing with for some time. At one point in the conversation one of them said, “Well, I guess all we can do now is pray.” After a few moments of silence the other one said, “That sure is a funny expression isn’t it. It seems like it diminishes the power of prayer.” I had to agree. All we can do is pray? How about “What we should do now is pray.” I think that is more in line with God’s will for us. The Bible says in Philippians 4:6 – 7
Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Prayer should never be viewed as a last resort and it should never be discounted or diminished as a source of comfort, strength or wisdom. Prayer is God’s way of providing us with His perspective, His peace, His presence and His power. We should be already going to Him in prayer on a regular basis and that way when times of need arise, seeking His face is our natural response. Prayer is an awesome gift from our Lord.