Amazing things happen when you pray. Here are some good things that happen when you pray.

After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.’ (1 Kings 19:12–13).

No matter where you are, God is everything you need. Did you know you can talk to God when you pray? Amazing things happen when we pray. Here are some good things that happen when you pray. 

Prayer helps you avoid daily distractions.

Prayer gives God a sacred place to work. A sacred space is one in which we intentionally set aside time to be alone and seek God’s presence.

Scripture encourages us to find a ‘God-space’ where we can be alone with God and converse with him.

Scripture encourages us to find a ‘God-space’ where we can be alone with God and converse with him. Prayer helps us to get away from the usual things that distract us.

Prayer helps you to listen to God.

Did you know God meets with you in your prayer time? Through prayer, you give God a chance to look at your life. 

Sometimes, the wind of trouble can blow dust into your eyes, making it hard for you to see what God is showing you.

God meets with you in your prayer time!

Life’s ups and downs could shake you up. The fire of desire may threaten to consume the godly things in your life. Nevertheless, you will hear the gentle whisper of God. 

Prayer helps you mature spiritually.

Regular prayers are great (1 Thess. 5:17) but there must be set times when you can pray intently. Here, God can nurture you and help you grow spiritually.

Your prayers can help you spiritually shape your thoughts and actions

Your prayers can help you spiritually shape your thoughts and actions (Eph. 4:15). Prayer, then, is the key to spiritual maturity.

Keep praying. Do not give up on prayer. Enter the Godspace as often as you can. You will know that God is everything you need, no matter where you are. 

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Samuel Thambusamy is a PhD candidate with the Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life.