Sunday, March 6, 2011

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.

Prayer is an admission of our total dependence on God who created us. 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
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

18 comments:

Calleigh said...

I truly believe the act of praying wields enormous power. This is my driving force every time I'm feeling a bit down or dispirited.

Thanks for the post Kuya Mel..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Calleigh,
I agree with you 100%. Prayer unlocks the very portals of heaven. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

Prayer and faith has indeed a wonderful effect in our life. Whenever I feel so down, I just pray and it feels so good afterwards.. Pag may faith ka naman, di ka nawawalan ng pag-asa because you know, everything will be fine. Thanks for this post. Just in time because I feel so terrible today. Hinayaan ko kasi i-entertain ang sarili ko sa mga negative vibes. Bihira lang po ako mainis but today, I let myself.. Ill try to be positive again starting tomorrow.

Dhemz said...

Amen....:)sabi nga nila "no prayer no power, little prayer little power, much prayer much power." What prayer really entails is communication with God.

Renz said...

As always, a very refreshing post from the humdrum blogosphere :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
Prayer is the vitamins for our soul. We talk to God through prayers and God talks to us through His divine words in the Bible. We have to watch our thoughts because they can lead us to the path of perdition. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
You are absolutely right. Prayer keeps our communication lines with God open. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Renz,
Thanks for the compliments but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

genny said...

prayers is our ultimate weapon in life. thanks for this post. will be praying for the Cotrill family as well. :-)

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Prayer has always been my refuge ever since. I may be look always happy when I was growing up, but deep inside i have bitterness and hatred in life in which I prayed constantly to disappear and be able to conquer that feeling. I believed in the healing of power. Thanks for the post Sir Mel.

p.s i really pray rye and EJ will feel better soon. and will also pray that God will grant Bading rose and John more stregnth kasi mas nahihirapan mga magulang lalo na ang nanay pag not feeling well ang anak. super busy pa mn din si bading.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Genny,
Thank you so much for praying for Rylie and EJ Cottrill. We really appreciate that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Always persist in prayer and do not entertain negative thoughts in your mind. They will lead you astray. You're a very good friend of Rose and John and we will all pray for the immediate recovery of Rylie and EJ. Just like you, Rose is also a remarkable mother and wife who will do everything for the sake of her family. God bless you both for that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

teJan said...

what a touching post brother Mel. Thanks for it! Time alone with God is my best weapon here and for everything;) Godbless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Janeth,
Yes, being in a foreign land with only your immediate family to give you solace, relying on God can give you that much needed feeling of protection and guidance as you struggle against the trials in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Cole said...

May we always open our hearts to God always. Praying is the key!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tocayo,
Yes, prayer is to key to open up our communication link with God. As I said, prayer is the key that unlocks the portals of heaven. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Prayer line said...

blog is too gud... nice article i agree with your post and thanks for giving information.....

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Prayer Line,
Thanks for the compliments but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

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