Wednesday, November 12, 2017
“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2
The gift of prayer that God has given to us must be used constantly in our daily walk with God. Praying must become like breathing. We do not think to breathe, we do it naturally. It is how we stay alive. When someone ceases to breathe, they cease to live.
Prayer is what keeps the Spirit of God alive in us. Looking at the life of our Lord, we see Him in prayer often, demonstrating the importance of prayer as the vitality of the Christian life. Jesus Christ taught by example. His disciples saw and heard Him pray and they desired that He would teach them to pray.
You must also live a prayer-filled life. You must be earnest and intense in your approach to prayer. Let the knowledge that praying enables you to enter the throne room and be in the presence of your God, stir you to pray at all times. In every situation or circumstance, prayer must be our first recourse. Men must always pray and not be faint-hearted.
Today, know that God answers prayer and let that knowledge drive you to develop a new and powerful prayer life.
Lord Jesus, please help me to pray more. In my own strength I cannot do it but I believe Your word that says I can do all things through You. Today I am asking for Your help so that I could become a person of effectual fervent prayer. Thank You for the gift of prayer. Amen.