Friday, January 11, 2008
Prayer - The Key That Unlocks The Portals Of Heaven
When was the last time we were in a desperate situation, when our backs were against the wall, and we have no where else to go?
When was the last time when everyone seemed to have deserted us and we were left alone to face an almost insurmountable trial in our lives?
When was the last time we felt terrible pains in our bodies because of lingering illnesses?
And when was the last time we suffered a broken heart because someone so dear to us has abandoned and betrayed us?
In situations like these, we are left alone to lick our own wounds and to seek consolation from beyond lest, we fall into the temptation of ending our own lives.
Our lives may be shrouded in darkness and we may not see any light to guide us,
but there is Someone who is always willing to listen to us. We can pour out all the pains, the sorrows, the bitterness, the shame, the guilt, everything to Him who is faithful and true, and who patiently waits for us to open the doors of our hearts, so that He can come in and stay with us.
When we were yet little children, we were taught by our parents to always pray so that our lives may have divine guidance and protection. But as we grew older and became educated, we depended more and more on our own abilities and the advices and help of other people.
We only remember God when we are faced with impossible situations, where we
are exposed as so vulnerable and weak as to really help ourselves. It is then that we should humble ourselves, fall down on our knees, and pray.
Prayer is an admission of our total dependence on God who created us in the first place. Like little children once more, we seek our heavenly Father who is more than willing to give us all that our hearts desire if only we will delight in Him and His presence in our lives.
"Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)
Prayer is the key that unlocks the very portals of heaven, where we seek once again our heavenly Father who graciously showers us with the abundance of His blessings and grace from His great storehouse of blessings.
Pray. It works.
My Prayer - The Platters (1950s) USA
Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla