“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Prayer is communication with God, the greatest privilege on earth. Prayer can include asking for things, but it is primarily spending time in God’s presence, acquiring more of His life, His wisdom, and His strength.
Isaiah reveals an important truth to us: those who spend time with God get new strength. Literally, they exchange strength with Him. When we spend time with God, He somehow takes away our weakness and replaces it with His strength.
As we spend time focused on God, in His presence, we are also changed into His likeness.
So, if you need more strength to face life, if you want to be more like God, or if you want to develop a closer relationship with the most amazing Being in the universe, prayer is your answer.
Don’t worry about knowing the right words or being formal. Just talk to God as you would to a well-respected friend. Indeed, God is your TRUE and ONLY friend.