The Bible says “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles” (Isaiah 40:31, KJV). How far do you think an eagle could fly if it only had one wing? The wings of the eagle are prayer and praise. We need them both to keep going. Without one we are lost! Prayer is spending intimate time with God. If we can focus on a football team for hours and praise them, why can’t we spend time with God and praise Him? It is easy for us to praise God when good things happen to us but sometimes we need to praise him in our struggle. Sometimes, it takes sacrifice to praise, but that may be when God appreciates it the most. When you press though and praise Him, it not only benefits you but it can cause someone else to be free. Your praise can even cause your enemies to want to be saved. The eagle is the perfect depiction of strength. When a storm comes, the eagle is able to fly into the storm and it’s wings lift it up above the storm. Let your prayer and praise lift you up above the storm!