Private time with your creator (Pray).

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phaytea’s Pulse is participating in the #AtoZChallenge for 2017. The Theme is ‘Awakening of Self’ and ‘Private time with your creator (pray)’ is our entry for letter P. The theme focuses on character traits that will gear us towards Meaningful Living and will run for 26 days in April except sundays. Please stop by the blog everyday for subsequent posts as we read the 26 letters of the alphabet together. Enjoy!!☺☺

In a previous post titled On beautiful memories and change, I mentioned a childhood memory about waking up every morning to my mum praying by my bedside.

That used to be how i start my morning and anytime I am too tired to kneel by her side, I mutter my ‘Amen’ half asleep and still in bed.

I got to know the importance of praying from a very early age, so it has now become part of me. Even though I do not always kneel by my bedside, I make sure to say a word of prayer at random times in the day and this has really helped me.

Who should pray?

Prayer is meant for everyone.

We have different religions and means of communicating with our creator so Praying is definitely a very familiar word.

 As familiar as it though, do we take it seriously?

We start each day with plans of what we need to do, where we need to go, we schedule business meetings, we think about how to ‘beat’ time in order to achieve our daily goals but in there, do we a schedule a private time with our creator?

I am Christian and I know how important it is to have a functioning prayer life. It gives your life a kind of meaning that surpasses human understanding.

Amongst other ways, Prayer is one means of communicating with God. I like to think of prayer as a means of telling God my innermost desire. Sometimes, I even imagine I can see him and have a proper conversation…..and he listens….

I say he listens because lines begins to fall in pleasant places for me. 

Connecting with God daily is like saying ‘Good morning’ to your parents every day. They are happy to hear from you and willing to help in anyway they can (whether you ask or not). That is exactly how our relationship with God is.

A functioning prayer life draws you closer to God, makes God happy, makes your life meaningful and definitely attracts innumerable benefits.

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Have you noticed that when you have a private time for your creator, you find it really easy to live a life filled with gratitude?

This is so because you know there is someone watching over you, you know he will respond to your prayers when the time is right….That is what prayer does…you just believe strongly. 

Developing a relationship with your creator through prayer makes your life meaningful even when things are not so good.

  • You have peace of mind.
  • Praying makes you optimistic.
  • Praying allows you keep your excesses in check. You avoid unnecessary temper tantrums and bad attitude.
  • Praying gives you a clear direction and gift of discernment.
  • Prayer makes you forgive easily and you can be forgiven too.
  • Prayer takes away fear, worry and comforts in when you are sad.
  • The confidence you get from praying cannot be understood. It is almost like taking your parents to the kid that keeps bullying you in school. You just know that everything will be fine.

However, these benefits will not just come from saying only a word of prayer. Just like parents will not give their kids everything they need, we need a level of commitment to show our deep interest in God. Here are some things we can do:

  • Have faith and believe strongly in your prayer and God’s word.
  • Abide fully by God’s word.
  • Learn to be patient because delay does not mean denial.
  • Put in some effort. Work while you wait. (Faith without work is dead).
  • Determine to always start your day with prayer.
  • Fill yourself with content that align you with God. Read the bible, quotes and inspirational books, listen to gospel public speakers or songs that inspire you. 

I personally like quotes by John  C. Maxwell because I always get that instant nugde to keep pushing.

To live a meaningful life, one does not have the sole power to achieve success, we need to prioritise our private time with God and ask for direction.

If you enjoyed reading this post, please share your thoughts about prayer

Do you Pray?

Has prayer helped you in anyway?

I’ll love to read from you.

Love, Peace and Cupcakes

Phaytea😘😘😘

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Madelaine says:

    Interesting blog, thanks for the post xx

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    1. hi hi..Thank you for reading Madelaine 🙂

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  2. leannelc says:

    Great post on prayer – I’m a big believer in daily prayer – it’s what God wants from his people and it reminds me that He is in control of my life and watching over me and my family too. If I give it to God then I know it’s in safe hands.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. Hi Leannelc….your are definitely correct. God protects and provides for his people. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂 🙂

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  3. I recently put out a post on prayer and it’s benefits too, so it is nice to see an echo here.

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    1. hi Corinne, prayer is so important and we should talk about it all the time. Thank you for reading and i ill stop by your page in a bit to read your thoughts 🙂 🙂

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  4. Shirley Corder says:

    Thanks for this great post. Yes, without prayer I wouldn’t be who I am, in fact I probably wouldn’t be alive as I’m a nearly 20-year cancer survivor.

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  5. Sending you lots of Hugssss Shirley.. i really do Bless God for the miracle in your Life. It is AMAZING how prayer works…I am glad you are a testimony. You have inspired me. 🙂 🙂

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  6. Katja Knox says:

    I often silently whisper to the universe looking for a blessing. I find it comforting and that it connects me with everything.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

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  7. hi Katja, that’s good to know. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂 🙂

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  8. denisemcd75 says:

    Although personally I am not a believer myself, that doesn’t mean that I disregard people’s opinions who do and it is good to know that some people get comfort from their faith and that it helps them in their everyday lives 🙂

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    1. Hi hi….Thank you for reading and contributing☺

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  9. Jasmin N says:

    I don’t pray. I’ve never prayed & I haven’t had any interest doing so. I was brought up as an atheist, even though we do are part of the church. But well, that’s basically for a free graveyard spot.
    I think it’s cool that some people pray, I mean – whatever helps them to go through things in their heads. For some it’s praying & others it can be sports or something else.

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    1. Hi hi….Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jasmin ☺☺

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  10. Onyinyechi says:

    Nice post! I love praying and it has helped me all through my life. There can be no doubt that prayer brings peace. Yes, it does.

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    1. Hi hi…Good to have you here…I’m glad you can testify to the wonders of prayer..Thanks for contributing Onyinye ☺☺

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  11. Ravi says:

    Hey, that’s good to know. Prayer is important.It gives you much peace. You may also try meditation. that’s like icing on the cake:)

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    1. Hi Ravi….I’ll read more about it..Thank you for sharing your thoughts☺☺

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  12. We should all thank more while praying and ask for less.

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  13. toastycritic says:

    I do try to pray, but don’t do it nearly as often as I should. I always loved the quote that says that prayer doesn’t change God. Prayer changes us. And it does as it moves us into a better frame of mind with our creator. And it does help us to be more thankful.

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  14. arv! says:

    Praying is a very personal moment. It’s your time with yourself and your lord. It has healing benefits too. It’s one of the best thing you can do for yourself

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  15. Interesting to hear what praying and religion means to you Phaytea. I don’t belong to any religion or pray but I understand that it is very important for some people and it’s totally fine. 🙂

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  16. Arunas says:

    I don’t pray. I am agnostic and I think that the existence of God is unknowable. Still it’s nice that some people find comfort in their faith, I respect other religions.

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  17. I like to turn to prayer for a moment of peace. When I was a little girl I used to make wishes, but as I got older I learned it doesn’t really work that way 😛

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  18. rameshlall says:

    Nice article .Prayer makes us more connected to the Divine !!

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