Prayer is the language of the spirit. This is language over which you have no control. When you enter into prayer, you may enter because of some need or desire, but prayer only takes place when the Spirit takes over and you are carried away as by the current of a river.
When we study the life of Jesus, we see that Jesus did not pray between his periods of work and ministry, Jesus worked and ministered between His times of prayer. Prayer must be our first priority. It is through prayer that we strengthen our relationship with God and access the power of God for our living.O what peace we often forfeit
O what needless pains we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.
We’ve got to pray openly and honestly. Admit to God when you don’t feel like it or when the tv or someone is pulling you in another direction. Hey, we all have that wandering inclination and God is big enough to handle it. Just ask for more strength and discipline to be constant in prayer.
Remember, this is a practice. Just because it is the right thing to do doesn’t mean that it will happen for us overnight. Just keep being committed to the practice of prayer.
God’s faithfulness to us is our shield and armor! (Psalm 91:4) God knows we can be wishy-washy. That’s what grace is for!
So, take it easy on yourself. God loves you and wants you to reach where you’re trying to go… in Him.
Posted on: November 3rd, 2009 in: prayer