Why do we pray
Today I was reminded of the reason why do we pray.
Why do we need to pray? Here’s why.
Ever felt listless.. No drive..no passion..just drifting in the usual routines of everyday.. Alive but never really living?
That has been me.. For the past several weeks, I think.
Noticed I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a while now? This is why.
It’s not just writers’ block.. It’s something more..
I knew I needed to write or create..something..anything.. To move my dreams forward. But the drive just wasn’t there.
I was irritable..easily annoyed.. Feeling heavy.. Not wanting to work.. Filled with negative thoughts.. No happiness for the day and no hope for the future.
O yes, I fight it. Daily.
I listen to Joel Osteen’s podcast HOPE FOR TODAY while preparing for work and the veil lifts. But only for a while.
Then the heaviness cloaks me again until I end my day after spending time with my family and hours of mind numbing television.
And the cycle repeats again. I find myself laughing on the outside.. Crying on the inside.
I feel God’s presence surrounding me. But I do not draw near.
God’s wake up call
Today, I finally know what’s wrong.
I was browsing for books on Amazon.. Just reading over titles looking for best sellers.
Then I stumbled upon this book by Priscilla Shirer:
Thanks to Amazon’s look inside feature, I took a peek inside the book and here’s what I read:
Then I’m reminded.. I’m at war and a strategic, insidious plot is being played on me. By the enemy of our souls.
A personalized strategy against me that takes into consideration my weaknesses and my pressure points and all I hold dear.. Playing with my mind, creating havoc with my emotions..
All meant to steal, kill and destroy.. My passion.. focus.. identity.. purity.. Confidence.. Calling.. Family.. Heart.. Rest and contentment.. Relationships..
Not just me, but everyone in this world who God loves so much.
So, why do we pray?
But what’s that got to do with prayer? Why do we pray?
I have allowed that to happen.
Because I have been lacking in prayer. It has become for me an afterthought..for when I need God badly.. To guide…to heal.. Or to provide.
I have forgotten the real reason why we should pray.. To fellowship with God.. Source of all life.
To spend time with Him.. Be His friend..know His heart.. His desires.. What He wants done..and do it accordingly.
So that through Him, with Him, and in Him, we can be positioned to do something…against the enemy..make a difference..make an impact in our world..
Thanks to this book.. God’s wake up call.
It’s time to be fervent.
Fervent in Prayer.. Fervent in my love for God, His people and His work. Fervent in everything I do. To give Him glory and honor.
It all starts with prayer. Fervent prayer.
That’s what I’m going to do. Set aside time for prayer. Again.
Everyday, that will be my first order of business. Meet with God in prayer.
That’s why do we pray. Because we are at war.
“Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power. Put on all the armour that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks. For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. So put on God’s armour now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy’s attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.”
Ephesians 6:10-13 GNBDK
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“Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people.”
Ephesians 6:18 GNBDK
So let’s take time to pray, shall we?
- Take time to pray. We are at war. We need the only help we can get.. God’s.
- Be fervent. In everything you do. Especially in prayer.
Dear Lord, draw me close to You again. I will make time to pray everyday. Help me to be fervent in prayer. And in everything. Amen
What do you need prayer for?
This is it for now. ‘Til next time.
To our Health, Wealth, and Victory, GODSPEED!
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