A Person Without Prayer is Like a Tree Without Roots

By: Lee Larsen

And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.
— Mark 4:17
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
— 2 Chronicles 7:14

We are just like trees in that we need water and nutrients in order to survive. But even beyond that, we are meant to thrive! God didn’t create us just so that we would barely hang on to life. Rather, he created us to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth" (Genesis 1:28). God also knew that we need more than just physical nutrients, we also need spiritual love and guidance. The very souls that He gave to each one of us so that we may truly feel love and happiness need to be nurtured in order for us to experience the fullness of life that God desires for us. The following Scripture explains this perfectly:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
— Ephesians 3:14-19

Pray unceasingly as His word tells us to do and He will open your eyes to the way that you should go. He will bless your path, making it the most beautiful experience you could ever imagine. Your path will not be without tribulations, but you will know and feel the very presence of God in your heart and soul. Sharing your blessings with others brings even more joy to everyone involved.


Lee Larsen is the Ministry Coordinator at Acts 1:8 Ministry®. Lee's strongest and most personal blessing comes from the many “God Moments” that are created through Acts 1:8 Ministry's Christian Kindness outreach; a vivid reminder that our Lord and Savior is right beside us. Learn more about Christian Kindness.