The Ultimate Experience of Prayer

The only thing that will remain in heaven of our earthy time is our prayers” (Vesta Mangun). Yet, why do so many struggle with prayer? Prayer is the ultimate experience of life; it reaches into eternity. It is our opportunity to become a part of the eternal purpose of God. Prayer is often constricted to a narrow focus or it may sprawl in our mind without parameters. The “sweet hour of prayer” becomes a dreaded responsibility instead of a privileged relationship. Prayer has been perceived as drudgery, when it is a pleasure. As hard self-discipline, when it is a self-rewarding sacrifice. As a commitment you can never quite keep, when it is an unlimited communion with God. A lot depends on how our prayer life is conducted.  “First of all…Prayer.”

Thetus Tenney
Alexandria, Louisiana