Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
Every time you are tempted to worry, pray instead.
This post is a reminder that we are sons and daughters of the most high God. Let's not forget to pray. Let's not worry as worrying does nothing but cause anxiety.
Let's pray to our Heavenly Father, which accomplishes much. Let's not forget that our Heavenly Father is the God of the Universe. He can do far more than we can possibly imagine. He is good and He is for us.
Keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking! Your worry list should be your prayer list! 🙏
Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. –Matthew 7:7
Persistent prayer shows God the difference between a whim and a deep desire. How many times have we prayed one-time and then forgot about it? Many times it was a wish or a whim, not something deeply held conviction that is very important to us.
“If you ask God for something and you only ask one time, that is not a deep desire. It’s just a whim. God is not in the business of fulfilling every whim you’ve got.” - Rick Warren
My encouragement is that we would become people who are devoted to prayer. Colossians 4:2 (HCSB) says "Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving." God wants us to pray all the time. Why? Because it's powerful and accomplishes much.
When you pray to God, you don’t receive a “delivered” notification like your favorite text or messaging app. Nor are you notified with a “Read” receipt.
“It takes time to pray, and it takes time to get the answer to prayer. Delays in answering prayer are not denials. Failure to receive an immediate answer is no evidence that God does not hear prayer. It takes not only courage and persistence to pray successfully, but it requires much patience.” –Bounds, E. M.
The Bible is filled with verses that tell us to pray. There are a ton of them. They are commands like “pray without ceasing” and “be persistent in prayer” - yet most Christians do not. But that doesn't have to be us. We can choose to be "prayer warriors" who continually and persistently come before God in prayer. Let's do it!
Father God, please forgive me for not coming to you in prayer more often. You are the God of the Universe and I’m so thankful that you care about me. It blows my mind that you want me to bring my concerns to you. Thank you! Today, I give you my heart and cast my cares on you. Help me to talk to you all day long. Thank you for all you have done in my life and all my blessings. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!