“Being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly.” – Luke 22:44
There are enriching moments in prayer when you experience glorious intimacy with God and are filled with inexpressible joy. But true prayer often has a seriousness that touches on the deeper issues of life.
When you pray that God will help you grow spiritually, or show you the right way to live, or use you in His service, you will experience the full impact of the challenge of prayer.
Such prayers are essentially between you and God, but you will soon discover that they touch other people as well. As God lays people on your heart, you begin to understand the responsibility of prayer. Sharing in this privilege strengthens you to live in love towards God and your fellow man.
Lord, I pray that my heart would be overwhelmed by the love of God so that I can truly Love and pray for those around me. Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.