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How often do you pray? Do you ever let a day go by without talking to God? When you pray is it out of habit, or is it the fulfillment of a need?

Ours is an age of loneliness where millions are starving for someone to talk to. Many feel tense because they keep all their thoughts and problems to themselves. After awhile these things put so much pressure on them that they almost explode for want of someone to listen to their story.

There are Christians in this condition. But children of the Lord have someone to talk to; they have someone who will listen. The Bible tells us that God hears our prayers. First John 5:14 states, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.” 

It is foolish for a Christian to fail in taking advantage of prayer. Prayer allows you to reveal to God the things that are on your hearts. We find these words in 1 Peter 5:7: “Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you,” One cannot carry all of life’s burdens by himself. Talking to the Lord makes it possible for God to help with one’s problems.

If you have not been pouring out your heart to God, then make it easier on yourself by asking for His help. You will find that He is the greatest friend you have.

Art Smith
via Nettleton church of Christ
Jonesboro, AR

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