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Prayer is A Relationship

The Value of Prayer in Our Lives is That it Keeps God Close to Us!

Mrs Diane Mary Markey
6 min readNov 8, 2022


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Prayer is the breath
That revives my soul.
Prayer is the balm
That makes my spirit whole. Abimbola T. Alabi

Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there! If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will hold me. Psalm 139:7–10

Ed Sharrow’s article teaches about Jesus’ Lord’s prayer.

As people, we have an in-built desire to be part of… As individuals, we have, at times, an urgent need to have companionship. For true friends, who understand us for who we really are. Those friends that see past our superficial masks. To the genuine inner selves that cry out for meaningful relationships.

For friends who take the effort, time and trouble to know the real us. We are very, very, very lucky if we have such special people in our lives. These people are to be treasured. Are to be valued for who they are. Rare and precious jewels.

True friends such as these grow and evolve over many, many, many years. True friends such as these remain close. Even if geographically we may be far apart.

True friendship is an investment. Perhaps one of our most worthy investments. An investment measured in love, commitment, joys, sadness, heartbreak, appreciation and the most important of all time.

True friendship demands loyalty, honesty and forgiveness. Yes, true, genuine and sincere forgiveness. Forgiveness liberates and brings peace. These measures are necessary for true friendship to be nurtured and grow. “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord



Mrs Diane Mary Markey

Published inspirational books on my love for God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. The articles on Medium also are Christian stories. Retired Counselor.