In Worship: Prayer and Health
To me, whole living is taking care of every aspect of my life. Being a healthy person means taking care of the food I eat, but it also means striving for healthy relationships, reducing stress, exercising, decluttering my heart and my life and spending time in prayer.
It is actually the latter that is the hinge for the doorway to health. Along with reading the Bible, when I spend time in prayer, my mind is quieted and the Holy Spirit gives me clarity to live well. In this way, prayer informs my decisions throughout the day and it therefore informs my health.
Now, I don’t pray so that I can be a healthy person. Prayer is not a put-this-in-get-this-out kind of vending machine. Prayer is prayer and it is a conversation. But what happens after the “amen” and I step out into my life is nothing short of transformation – an everyday miracle that God gives me the Holy Spirit to walk with me through this life.
I am thankful I do not walk alone.