There’s one voice I can never ignore, it’s the voice that tells me to say a prayer. It doesn’t matter where I am, what I am doing or who I am with, the moment I feel the need to say a prayer, I say it there and then.

I have said prayers right in the middle of traffic on a bodaboda (means of transport in Uganda by motorcycle), I have prayed during class, even as I walk to the shop or somewhere on the street. Whenever I hear a voice telling me to pray, I say a prayer. Most of these times its never about me. It’s always about someone or just a category of people and sometimes I don’t even know who or what to pray about but I start to pray and I am immediately directed somewhere. Maybe it’s the holy spirit or its just some instinct but I never ignore the instant random prayers and I believe no one should.

Prayer is a strong weapon for anyone Christian or not. It’s how we communicate to God, bring our needs and those of others to Him. Prayer helps us connect with God and when we experience the power of prayer, we experience spiritual growth.

Ephesians 6:18 ~ “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” The Bible calls upon us to be alert at all times and keep praying for God’s people. This is a call to us to make selfless prayers that will change the world and not just our world.

When we pray God listens and He answers. The random prayers we say lifting pregnant mothers to God, the prayers for people travelling, when we pray for street kids, even when we just pray for the different nations – God listens and He answers. You may not see the answer directly but somewhere someone is testifying because of the prayer you said. So let us keep on praying, interceding and making mention of all kinds of people in our prayers because God listens, and He faithfully answers.

And above all let us keep giving thanks to God because he protects us and He loves us even when we don’t deserve it.

Psalm 141:2 ~ “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”


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