If prayer were a "love language" (google it), that'd be hands down the way to my heart. If you want me to feel loved and seen, pray for me. Pray with me. For me, prayer is a powerful and priceless gift. Why? Ultimately because of who we are praying to. I simply want God's will to be fulfilled in my life. I want to experience and step into all that God intends and desires for me. I want to live victoriously bringing the Father much glory.
1. Prayer or intercession is where our petition and cries intersects with the heart and ears of God. I can't think of any other act of love or care than to offer up prayers and petitions on behalf of someone to the God almighty, who is the only one able to answer, change, and move things on earth as it is in heaven.
2. Prayer is the heart in action. You create time and space to pray for someone. You intentionally and deliberately consider the needs and desires of someone else. You demonstrate sincere care. Prayer involves your heart, mind and emotions.
3. Prayer is agreement and standing with someone wanting God's will and best fulfilled in their life.
Prayer and praying I think is one of the most sincere and selfless thing we can do for another. And I think it truly demonstrates the heart of God and true love. The fact that the bible tells us that Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34)
I think The Passion Translation concisely sums up why prayer is my "love" language. It's a pure and authentic demonstration of championing another. Especially in our current culture today, that's rare and beautiful.
34 Who then is left to condemn us? Certainly not Jesus, the Anointed One! For he gave his life for us, and even more than that, he has conquered death and is now risen, exalted, and enthroned by God at his right hand. So how could he possibly condemn us since he is continually praying for our triumph?