“O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!” – These were the words of a 19th century Presbyterian pastor, reminding us of what we are missing out on when we do not pray. Continually we are faced with difficulties, worries and concerns. Continually we hold onto them and try to process them ourselves and without the help of God. But as our second reading reminds us, the peace of God will always come to us when we earnestly pray and converse with Him about our needs and troubles in life.
Prayer constitutes not only the spending of time in dialogue with God. But also, the living of our lives in a way that glorifies God. Both are mandatory for us. Whilst to be able to find time for formal prayer without distraction is difficult, it is not an optional extra in our Christian lives. So do your best to find some time to pray each day, it will help us more than we can imagine !!