How is your prayer life? Why do you pray?
Seriously, why do you pray?
Without a doubt, avoiding prayer is a sure prescription for anxiety, a way to avoid peace. To experience the kind of peace that covers all circumstances, the Bible challenges us to develop active, authentic prayer lives. Prayer with some real substance. Original thoughts flowing from an individual heart, personal and intimate. We often do everything but pray. We tend to want something more. Even studying the Bible, going to Church, talking to the Pastor, or receiving council seems more tangible than prayer.
What victory the enemy has in winning us over to prayerless lives. He’d rather us do anything than pray. He’d rather see us serve ourselves into the ground, because he knows we’ll eventually grow resentful without prayer. He’d rather see us study the Bible into the wee hours of the morning, because he knows we’ll never have deep understanding and power to live what we’ve learned without prayer. Satan knows prayerless lives are powerless lives, while prayerful lives are powerful lives!
Read Ephesians 1:15-20
Paul here knows the Power of Prayer, and he lives it! Are you?
Take some time and pray. Talk to God, that he may empower His Spirit in you. Pray and give thanks. Pray that He will give you a Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you!