There are many things in our day that we take for granted. A warm shower. Transportation. Opening the door to get into work. (I know, that’s a random list) I do each of those things everyday. Well, everything but open the door.

The other morning, I arrived at work. I reached into my bag to get my keys. Put them in the lock, and…nothing. It acted like it was jammed. I tried again. Nothing. They keys wouldn’t turn. The door wouldn’t open. And, because I was the first person to arrive at the office, I couldn’t pound on it and ask someone to open the door. So, now what?

After several frustrating minutes, I finally did what I should’ve done to begin with, pray! It wasn’t a long, drawn out prayer, it was a “Um, Lord? I could really use some help…” kind of prayer. (Which is about as real as it gets)

I took a deep breath, turned the key, and, “click”, it opened! Why didn’t I pray in the first place?!

Life sure would be a lot less stressful if prayer was the first thing, instead of the last resort. Pray first. Act second.

Well, the other morning, I again was the first person to arrive at work. I reached into my bag, grabbed my keys and tried to open the door. Nothing. But, this time, I stopped and prayed another simple prayer. “Lord, I’m coming to you first and asking for your help to open this door…”. I turned the key again, and, “click”. The door opened! That’s the power of prayer.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Today, when you encounter an issue, a need, a problem, pray first, act second.

Pray first. Go make a difference. Always run by faith.

I’d love to hear of a time you’ve discovered the power of praying first! Drop a comment below!

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