We are instructed to pray.
Even Jesus Christ had to take some time out to pray (Mark 1:35). If Christ had to pray, what about us, mere mortals? The adversary of our souls is seriously prowling the earth seeking whom to devour.
Prayer is imperative. It’s not an option.
When we pray, we acknowledge our total dependence on God, revealing that we are only powerful through Christ and we need God to save us. We depend on Him for everything.
God already has everything planned out and knows your needs but you have to expressly trust in Him and talk to Him. The Bible has many instances of prayer and the results of prayer.
To NOT pray because God will do what He wants to do is wrong.
Do you remember the story of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38; 2 Kings 20)? He was on his deathbed but prayer turned his situation around. What about Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1)?
Yes, God knows everything and has it all planned, but Nehemiah needed favor in the sight of the king so he could pursue his purpose. Was his prayer answered? Yes!
Prayer is key and is essential in our personal relationship with Christ.
Think about it – how do you maintain a relationship with your spouse or kids if you don’t talk-communicate-express your thoughts and feelings? We must pray if we want to see changes and great things happen in our lives.
Prayer is important and it changes things. Besides, when you are in a fix and you pray believing in your heart that God will hear you, you experience a sense of peace. Haven’t tried it yet? Do so now.
Trust God. Depend on Him and pray. Prayer really is talking to God. And we are instructed in Philippians 4:6-7 to pray about everything, tell God what we need and thank Him for all He has done. So PRAY now and talk to Him.
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