Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and that Your families are happy and healthy this autumnal Sunday.
Today I would like to draw your attention to a Church of England project which lists a prayer a day. The website can be found here. Just because You read my prayer on a Sunday does not prevent You from reading a prayer every day. Praying can be so positive and bring peace to Your life.
It can give You a better sense of self – praying brings You closer to Yourself as well as to God. An interesting study by conducted by Columbia University shows that prayer reduces ego and promotes humility. This makes one more concerned for a greater good rather than just oneself, improving selflessness.
We live in a pressure-filled world where we are constantly being rushed to take on responsibilities, succeed and be at the top of everything. Reflecting on our problems through prayer helps relieve the initial stress of the situation. Leaving our problems up to God.
Faith is also what keeps a religious person centred and strong. Through belief We can find the strength to overcome both trivial and major worries. After a situation leaves You emotionally or physically distraught, recovery is a timely process. Prayer serves as a way to deal with the aftermath and keep one’s faith. Your mind and body are focused solely on healing while prayer keeps you centred and hopeful.
So, please, Dear Readers, learn to pray regularly. You will benefit from this change in Your life.
I wish You all a peaceful Sunday and a good week full of progress ahead. God Bless.
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.