Blessed are you, LORD, a king to be praised in adoration.
As we all know our bodies require food for strength to keep it functioning as it should. It can only go so long without the proper nourishment. What about our soul? Does it need to be fed? How would one feed his or her soul? These are some things I will discuss in this post. Please feel free to share your comments. Please be respectful of others. Any negative or derogatory comments will be deleted.
One way someone may feed their soul is through the practice of prayer. Prayer can be viewed as essential for one’s livelihood. It is daily communion with God. Most people eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to feed their physical bodies.
This offers the body strength, helps it fight off infection, and can cleanse the body of toxins.
Our soul has many of the same needs as our physical body. It longs for companionship; which can be found through prayer. It needs strengthening and needs to be in balance with our body. Have you ever thought about when you pray or how many times a day you pray? Some religions, such as Judaism recommend praying three times a day. They have morning prayers, afternoon prayers, and evening prayers. In Judaism, it is
“customary to pray three times a day, corresponding to the three patriarchs, the three times of temple sacrifice, and Biblical examples of praying three times a day (i.e., Daniel).” http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Prayers/Daily_Prayers/daily_prayers.html
Prayer is so essential to our soul that Scripture is filled with examples. We have the Prayer of Jabez, the prayer of Hanah, Abraham prayed, Daniel, Job, and the list goes on. The book of Psalm is filled with David’s petitions to God. Prayer is not just for pastors and teachers, moms and dads, prayer is your personal communication with God. You don’t have to petition Him for a need, just have a conversation with Him. During your prayer, don’t forget to listen. Conversation is a two way street. Both parties need to give their input. God has plenty to tell us if we will only get quiet enough to hear Him.
Prayer is not just for pastors and teachers, moms and dads, or grandparents. It is your personal communication with God. Walk with Him as Adam and Eve did in the garden and enjoy His presence.