PRAYER CHANGED ME
The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
The caption read, “Even your eggs are happy when you
start your day with prayer.” The picture showed a carton of
eggs with happy, smiling
faces. It caught my atten-
tion and made me realize
how prayer changes us.
Too often when I pray,
I give God a to-do list. Or
I rush through my prayer
time with empty words. Genuine prayer comes from the
heart, with words that show our love, respect, and praise for
our savior. Prayer involves both speaking and listening. As
we learn to listen to God, we gain a clearer understanding of
scripture. Prayer can deepen our relationship with God in
My prayer today may not change my immediate painful
circumstances, but it can change my outlook, in much the
same way that “suffering produces endurance, and endurance
produces character, and character produces hope” (Rom. 5:3-
4). Beginning each day with God can bring spiritual change
to our lives and be so refreshing that it puts a smile on our
Prayer: Dear God, may your joy fill our lives today. Amen.
Kenn Edwards (New Mexico)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE STRUGGLING TO PRAY
Thought for the Day
Prayer deepens our relationship with God.