As you know having a prayer life of some type is one of the main aspects of this spiritual pilgrimage. No matter if only two minutes a day, up to several hours a day, turning our thoughts and mind to God and God’s will in our lives is so important. Having a relationship with anyone requires time, energy, and effort.
Psalm 32: 7 notes that when the faithful pray to God that in a time of distress the waters will not reach us. In my NRSV Study Bible the footnote about mighty waters indicates that it refers to a familiar image of trouble that threatens to overwhelm an individual. Many scholars believe that having a strong prayer life will not keep us from having problems, and we can suffer just like anyone else. However, we can be strong in our belief that God’s love will surround us and walk with us through the valley times of our lives. Blessings on your prayer time! Vernon T.