If there was any time where prayer should be regarded as more than a recommendation but as a necessity for survival, the time is now. Nothing seems to be certain these days. Terrorist attacks throwing parts of the world into panic and chaos, natural disasters claiming its fair share of precious lives, the roller coaster ride of the global economy causing individuals, families, companies and nations trauma of instability. But all hope isn’t lost yet.
Some nations may boast of the most sophisticated security systems in the world but sometimes still find themselves at the mercy of the religious extremists who have made it their mission to destroy the peace of the world and replace it with needless fear. Homes with the latest security systems also get outsmarted sometimes. This is not to discredit its relevance; but it takes more than man-made systems to guarantee one real-time protection. It takes the prayer of the righteous.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God – Psalm 20:7 (KJV).
I remember the time when the deadly Ebola virus was spreading like wildfire in Africa last year. It was terrifying to be in a country like Ghana where people virtually just trooped in at will and trusting our border securities was nothing but a hopeful gamble. Our only hope was to trust God to protect us all around because we didn’t have what it took to manage such an epidemic. Everyone, regardless of religion rose to pray and God heard our prayer.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain- Psalm 127:1 (KJV).
There was recently a prophecy by one Bishop TB Joshua about an impending terror attack in Ghana. Of course, some people were skeptical about it but others took it seriously because a neighboring country had just suffered an attack a few weeks back. Whether or not there was some prophecy, the possibility of being a target hovered over our heads and there were already discussions of concern across all media platforms. Believers stood in to pray and continue to pray for our dear nation.
Prayers of faith work, every true believer can attest to that. We don’t have to wait to see disaster looming before we turn to our Father for help. It should be an everyday routine; whether life is great or messy. Prayers sustain us when everything else fails and God cares about us so much to watch us become a shadow of what we were meant to be.
Don’t allow the hustle of the world keep you from doing what actually matters-placing your life in the hands of the Creator. He’s your best life insurance.
Josephine Amoako © 2016