When you close your eyes and face the heavens, what do you pray about?
Do pray about your next meal? House rent? Do you pray for a job? For your father’s health? Do you pray for school admission?
Do you pray for visa to the UK? Do you pray for a car? For nice clothes? Do you pray to be famous?
What do you really pray about? And how long do you keep praying for things like nice clothes and new shoes, seeing that you can only wear one cloth or shoe, or ride one car at a time.
Just like they say about financial investments – always invest in things that will appreciate. That means investing in anything that rises in value.
Prayer is an investment. If you see it that way, then you will spend time praying about things that go beyond primary needs.
Solomon asked for Wisdom and not riches. It may sound cliché, but there’s truth in there that can be useful for today’s living, especially in the era of social media where the lines of what truly matters and what doesn’t are blurred.
Prayer as an investment would mean praying for a third-world nation to grasp the necessary tools and knowledge that will propel it to a better status. Because if Nigeria doesn’t get better, none of us can get better – no matter what we have individually. We are bond by common goals of nationality.
Let us make our prayer investments count. Do not give up praying for better governance that can change all our lives and that of our children’s children.