As we see our word and even many situations close to our lives melt down, we hopelessly wonder what we can do about it. We can pray because as we do, I believe three things happen.
First, we are impacting the situation as the Lord commands us to pray and we, well, we don’t change a thing. But He does and sometimes when it is situations that are close to home, He may call us to take some action.
Secondly, He changes us. Try praying and continue in prayer when you see no change. A common thought, at least it is with me is, what good is it doing? Should we quit? Muscle up and believe in our prayers? Or grow in our faith in Him as our eyes see nothing happening but He says to our hearts, “But will you still believe me.” So we are changed as our faith in Him grows.
Third, we bless Him. We can actually bring joy to our Maker. He is so happy when we believe Him as He is not narcissistic but know His best is our best. It is like a parent is so happy when their child believes and obeys you and you well up with joy - not simply they obeyed you, but it is for their best when they obeyed.
As we list our prayers for the week, please keep these points in mind. It is why I posted them, because I will be the first to doubt them as the enemy will fire away as he hates prayer and has done a good job at keeping Christians at bay.