Resolutions: Draw closer to God through prayer

BIBLE READING: James 4.8

Knowing God and being able to talk to Him will give meaning and purpose to our existence.  God truly loves us. (Romans 8:38-39)  He is always there, his hand outstretched, waiting for us to seek Him.  He has so much to give us and wants the opportunity to do so (Matthew 7:11). Spending time in prayer is one way to be alone with God.   Our Lord spent much time alone in prayer communing with God.  Many times He withdrew into the mountains to pray and rest.  In prayer we can communicate to God our innermost thoughts, needs, desires and thanksgivings. Talking with God will help you to feel closer to Him and rely on Him for all things, knowing that: “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”  James 5:16(b).

Make a resolution to slowdown and pray more fervently.

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