Always Make Time To Pray
“Time To Pray…Take Time”
Did you know that we should pray many times a day to give us strength and to give us faith, to keep Our eyes on the Lord?
Praying helps us to keep in line with what the Lord has for us, to keep our eyes on the provider, and the devil will, I know this for a true fact, the devil will do whatever he can to distract us, and make all kinds of things happen to keep our focus of praying and The Lord Jesus.
The devil is tricky, and he will make sure if you do not watch it, he will devour your time and place things in your mind and heart to stop you from following Christ and from praying. There are many ways we can pray.
Pray while we cook
Pray while we are taking a shower/bath
Pray while driving to the store or market
Pray while we are working
Pray while we are reading the bible or another book, etc
I have listed some verses on Prayer in Acts and other Books of the Bible, I hope they will help you…. always remember to pray several times a day, they can be small prayers and always give Thanks for all you have and all God is going to bless you with!
9 After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Jews had set times of prayer, but the clear teaching (and example) of the New Testament is that believers are to be in a spirit of prayerfulness at all times. Our lives should be one long running conversation with the Father.
Here are three simple steps to help strengthen your prayer heartbeat! Prayer CPR
C – COMMIT
Prayer is an act of the will. It’s not dependent on feelings. The first step to improve your prayer life is to make a commitment to do so.
P – PLAN
1 Peter 4:7 “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” Prayer requires a clear mind and self-control. If you want to pray more, you need a plan to set aside some time to do so. Do you need to roll back your alarm by a few minutes? Or could you use that half-hour before your child’s sporting event to pray in the car? Or do you walk your dog every day?–that would be a good time to pray.
R – RELY
Rely on the Word: John 15:7 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” So the more you are in the word and have the Lord’s word abiding in you, the more effective your prayers will be.
Rely on the Spirit: The Spirit helps us in our weakness. “For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit prompts us what to pray (Eph. 6:18) and helps us with self-control (2 Tim. 1:7). We pray well when we LISTEN to the Holy Spirit and pray what the Spirit prompts us to pray.
Rely on God’s Promises: God has promised to hear us when we pray. “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15). He may not answer in exactly the way we want, or when we want, but he will answer. And the more we pray, the more answers we’ll see.