May 7th is the National Day of Prayers in USA. The studies undertaken by Paw Research Center Study have revealed some interesting facts regarding prayers trends among the common people of USA. These extensive studies reveal that 55% of Americans pray daily. 23% pray once a week or even once a month. Only 21% of Americans rarely or never pray. In general humans pray daily, no matter whichever religion or sects they belong to. The main objective for praying lies in the fact that they offer Prayer For Health and well being for themselves and also for the loved ones around them.
What are the benefits of praying regularly?
One of the most mystical questions, which people often ask is why we pray. Below we have tried to understand a few basic facts.
You receive an inner strength
Most people are of the opinion that when you pray regularly, you receive divine strength from God. When you are going thru extreme exigencies, which could be private or sensitive in nature. You pray and ask for his solutions. For example if your loved one is suffering from cancer, you would diligently offer your Prayer For Health every day. You would request thru your prayer to God, that he cures your loved ones of the disease. You would also receive tremendous inner strength which would help you to overcome the personal exigency. This inner strength is created when you pray daily.
Decrease the level of stress that you are facing
We as human beings, all suffer from different types of stress levels. This could be due to personal or professional reasons. When you face extreme levels of stress, you do not know what decisions to take and thus you surrender to prayers. Experts believe that the moment you surrender yourself to God, immediately after you pray, you would feel a sudden sense of calmness envelope you. After a few minutes of simple prayer, you know longer face the acute stress level, which you had faced earlier. Now you are more confident that you can face the challenge and conquer it.
You create an opportunity to understand yourself in a better manner
When you pray, you are speaking to God, in your own language and in your comfortable time. If you have developed ill health, which could be the result of your bad lifestyle practices, you speak to God about your inability to control your vices. This simple acceptance of the fact, that you recognize your shortcomings, in your prayer for health gives you tremendous morale boost. This indicates that you are taking a positive step to recognize our limitation. This recognition and the power of prayer would help you to remove bad practices from your lifestyle and help you to have a better opinion regarding yourself. In the end this confidence boost, would help you to take positive decisions, which would improve the quality of life in general.
Cultivate positivity and hope
Today we live in a world which is fast spaced and you like most people want to be successful in every department of your life. You want to be a good mother and a good working professional. Sometimes you may not get the results you are looking for, due to certain circumstances. This could make you feel at loss. However when you pray, you cultivate a positive attitude towards life and you develop the ability to understand the reasons regarding your failure. You have faith in the healing touch of God and hope that he would create a better future for you. This positive attitude or hope would help you combat the exigency or problem. In fact if you can offer effective solutions, you would get noticed in the professional environment and the long awaited promotion would be yours in a few months time.
You are healthier
When you pray daily, even for a few minutes,, you are more healthy. Here being healthy could be related to both positive and mental health. There have been various studies which have indicated that when you pray with single mindedness, you get healed. There have been number of stories from around the world which have indicated that when you pray for good health, the miraculous touch of God heals you. In fact praying daily for a few minutes would help you to develop a strong immunity system and also lower your blood pressure.
Scriptural prayer for safe delivery and a healthy pregnancy
March 29, 2011 by Hellen
Loving Heavenly Father, creator of all things, Your Word says “1You created all things through Jesus Christ and 2You made all things good and perfect.” 3You give life to all things. I thank You, that I have conceived by Your grace and mercy. The baby in my womb is Your creation, thank You for Your precious gift.
Cover me, the baby in my womb and my family members with the holy and precious blood of Jesus. I forgive all who have hurt me and rejected me in any manner.
Protect me, my baby and my family members from all evil and dangers. 4 You are our refuge and our fortress. 5 For You, Lord, will give Your angels charge over us. My God, in You I put my trust. During this time of waiting, help me to guard this new life carefully and do nothing to hurt it in any way.
Lord, Your word also says, 6 “Truly You have formed my innermost being. You have woven me in my mother’s womb. “According to Your Word, let my baby grow normally with all its requirements fulfilled. Take away all complications from my baby and me. Grant me and my baby good health. 7 Lord, let my baby be perfect as You are perfect.
Lord Jesus, You be present with me during all this time this baby grows and comes into this world. Lord Your Word says “8 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I sanctified you. Please grant me a safe and normal delivery. Take away all blocks and barriers that are hindering this blessing in my life. Lord I also pray that You lead all pregnant women who are reading this prayer to safe and normal delivery. All this I ask in the name of Jesus, who is Lord of Life, now and forever. Amen.
9 Shall I bring to the time of birth and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb? says Your God.
Scripture References: 1- Romans 11:36, 2 – James 1:17, 3 – 1Timothy 6:13, 4- Psalm 91:2, 5 Psalm 91:11, 6 Psalm 139:13, 7- Matthew 5:48, 8- Jeremiah 1:5, 9- Isaiah 66:9
Prayer for a Woman in Labour at Childbirth
O Lord God Almighty, Creator of all things and Giver of knowledge to mankind; Who fashioned the body of man from the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, granting him Your blessings, that he might increase and multiply by means of the birth of children: We fervently entreat You Who loves mankind to bless this Your servant, N., who is with child, granting her help and comfort at this trying time. Ease her labour and bring her to a safe delivery. Yes, O Lord, open the treasury of Your mercies and Your compassion to her, and let her give birth to a fruitful vine to be a cause of joy to her all the days of her life. For You are blessed, together with Your Only-begotten Son, and Your Most-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit, now and forever. Amen.