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Pray Without Ceasing
Prayer is the key to a successful Christian life — a satisfied life in Christ.
An everyday habit:
At times, prayer is talked about more than anything else and practiced less than anything else. Too often we associate prayer with crises in our lives. It should be something we do every day, like breathing, eating, and walking and talking. It seems for many like that little glass-covered box on the wall that says, “Break in case of emergency.” You cannot really be an effective believer and not pray. Prayer is simply talking to God; it’s the act of drawing near to God and passionately petitioning Him to perform a specific act — a heartfelt request for God to answer a specific need, a continuous request.
A worthy habit:
One day Jesus told His disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1 NLT). Praying helps you physically as well as spiritually. It can help you stay healthier, studies have shown. We should never feel like we are bothering God or He has something more important to do than to help us. We need to realize when we asked Jesus to be our Lord, God made us worthy to petition Him, to ask Him, to talk to Him, because Jesus is worthy.
A satisfied life:
Too many Christians are only existing and not living a satisfied life in Christ. Jesus came to give us life. “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10 NLT). In order to really live that satisfied life, it is necessary to pray, learn to believe God.
So, let’s learn as much as we can about prayer, because I believe it is the key to walking with God.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, February 22, 2021 @ 8:57 AM MDT
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