Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.Colossians 4:2 NIV
Have you spent time alone with God in prayer today? Prayer is an essential element of our lives as believers. You do not have to pray aloud with other believers. But you do need to spend time talking to God. Trying to have a relationship with God without prayer, is like trying to have a relationship with a spouse or friend who you never talk to. It does not work.
You do not have to find a dark closet to pray in. Nor do you always need to bow your head and close your eyes. All of those can be useful. But what is important is that you are spending time with God. And that you devote yourself to it. Don’t let anything get in the way of spending time alone with God.
Pour out your heart to God. He knows what is troubling you. But tell him anyway. Seek his direction for your life and service within the kingdom. Be wrestling in prayer for others and their work. And express thanksgiving and praise to the one who has saved you and brought you into the Kingdom of God. Devote yourself to prayer!
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.Martin Luther
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This post was first published on May 15, 2017