Many of us are overwhelmed with the cares of life, simply because we haven’t learned the power of being faithful in prayer. By raising this topic now, I hope to spur us to action, so that we may devote ourselves to constant prayer.
Let me begin by telling you something that you probably already know. God desires to communicate with us. However, we don’t spend much time communicating with Him, and because of this lack, we blindly make decisions that we later regret. Yep, I just made one yesterday!
I want you to know that God promises to intervene on behalf of the person who prays according to His will. 1 John 5:14-15 reads, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petition that we have asked of Him.” What an awesome guarantee! God hears our plea, and answers our petition. We are not just speaking vain words into the air. THERE IS AN EXPECTED OUTCOME!
Therefore, if you don’t already have a prayer life, now would be a good time to go down on your knees and say “Lord, please teach me how to pray.” As a word to the wise, please seek the Lord’s help, otherwise you might find yourself emulating others or babbling like pagans that think they will be heard because of their many words. Let me set the record straight now, and clear up this misconception that you have to pray long. NO, NOT SO! So, whether your prayer is short or long really doesn’t matter. God simply desires FAITHFUL communication with His children, so pray CONSTANTLY and keep your mind STAYED on Him.
In closing, having a faithful prayer life can change the direction of any situation you may find yourself, and God actually gets pleasure out of meeting our needs. Therefore, I challenge you today to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12. Shalom!