I Googled “What does the Bible say about Prayer” and the first resource cited noted 100 Bible verses about prayer. I’m sure that if I kept Googling, I’d find more than that, but frankly, one verse is more than enough to underscore the importance of prayer.
It’s said that prayer is not merely going to God with a shopping list of things we want Him to do for us. Prayer is about being in a relationship with God – listening to Him, and sharing our hearts with Him. As Anne Graham Lotz has said, “Prayer helps us anchor our faith.”
Your prayers have helped carry me through surgery and seven chemo infusions that have stretched out over six months. Praise God! Most of my battle with cancer has been won! Even as I have struggled with severe side-effects, I have experienced deep peace, unceasing joy, and great expectancy of blessing to come! Thank you! Now I face a month of daily radiation beginning around the end of this month. I also will continue an infusion every three weeks until October 2019 to help insure the cancer will not return. As so many of you know, cancer is a wicked disease. As God brings me to your mind, I would treasure your continued prayers. – Anne
(Read more about Anne’s journey here.)
In addition to sharing God’s Word in her daily and weekly radio programs, “Daily Light for Daily Living” and “Living in the Light,” there are several on-line resources designed to encourage and deepen relationships with Christ . . . including devotionals specifically about the role of prayer. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
On behalf of Anne, thank you for continued prayers as her journey continues!
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership… on this journey. — Philippians 1:3-5