A few years ago, I gave up my daily intake of sugary drinks and replaced them with more water. It wasn’t easy at first, but I knew the benefits of drinking water were going to have a positive impact on my health.
And surprisingly, the more I drank water, the more I thirsted for it.
A precious woman of God once told me prayer is the water that quenches our dry and thirsty soul. And we need both God’s Word and the “water” of prayer for spiritual survival and growth.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God… Psalm 42:2
A short time later, I was driving through town and saw a church sign about prayer: “One week without prayer makes one weak.”
Prayer prepares us for the battles, challenges and trials of life that will come. When we pray for others, it takes the focus off of our own problems and places it on others who are in need of God and His answer to their given situation.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
Several years ago I attended a conference and watched in awe as the speaker thunderously voiced a quote on prayer by E.M. Bounds: “Much prayer, much power. Little prayer, little power. No prayer, no power.”
This mighty woman of God was proclaiming the way to victorious living by stressing the importance of prayer in our lives as worshippers and followers of Jesus Christ.
…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
I drink plenty of water each day because I know it is good for me even when I’m not really thirsty. And that’s how it is with prayer. When we continually pray, not only will we want to pray more, God promises to refresh us:
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14
Drink up and spend some time with Jesus, because prayer is refreshing like water!