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3 Reasons to Always Pray



“The less I pray, the harder it gets.”

– Martin Luther

His Resources

The Bible says that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). This doesn’t mean God only owns a thousand hills and all the cattle on them. In fact, the whole earth is His because He created it. He has ownership over all that is, including all we have and even our own selves (1 Corinthians 6:20). So why shouldn’t we pray if we have a need? God has it all; and He’s a good God, willing to share His blessings with us.

His Power

God reigns supreme. Where the Supreme Court rules, He overrules because He is God over all of His creation, including His creatures (us!). So tap into God’s power for whatever it is you need. It’s not right to pray for all we want because wants and needs are not the same thing. We might want something, but God knows better what we need than we do. In fact, He knows our needs before they even come to our attention. So why not pray to the God Who can do whatever He pleases?

His Will

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to pray for God’s will to be done here on earth as it’s already being done in heaven. Jesus instructed them (and us) to pray for God’s kingdom to come. We know this is His will, but also pray for His will to be done here on earth (Matthew 6:10), particularly in our lives. If we seek God’s will, we will have our prayers in alignment with God’s will. Prayer is indispensable. We shouldn’t leave home without it.

Conclusion

The Apostle Paul was a great man of prayer, knowing that everything depended on it, which is why he wrote we should “pray without ceasing” (1st Thess 5:17), and when praying, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1st Thess 5:18). Since this is God’s will, that ought to be our will too.

3 Reasons Prayers Are A Priority



“Prayer can never be in excess.”

– Charles Spurgeon

Daily Bread

Jesus told the disciples, and I believe by extension, He tells us that we are to pray for our daily bread each day or our daily needs (Matt 6:11) and to not worry about tomorrow’s needs. All we need do is to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt 6:33) since “your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Matt 6:32). We know that God provides for His own creatures (Matt 6:26), so why would He not provide for us?

Biblical Wisdom

Of all the things that King Solomon could have prayed for, he prayed for wisdom and asked God, “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great” (2nd Chron 1:10). God’s answer to Solomon was amazing as He said “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like” (2nd Chron 1:11-12). Pray for wisdom. God will hear and answer that prayer.

Communion with God

When believers partake of the bread and the wine (or grape juice, as in our church), we are in union with God as the Apostle Paul writes, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ” (1st Cor 10:16), because “there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1st Cor 10:17). How important is the Lord’s Supper or Communion? Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:53-54).

Conclusion

The Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, is so right that we can never pray too often because we need daily communication with God for our daily bread, for godly wisdom, and to be in communion with the Lord, therefore, prayer can never be in excess.

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