Today’s devotion is one that my wonderful husband wrote for me while we were still dating.
Prayer, the most powerful weapon that we have, yet the most unconsidered.
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
– Luke 18:1
We find ourselves thinking about nothing or thinking we are better than our neighbor throughout the day. Instead we should be spending that time talking to God and praying for others. Prayer is the will of God for you. He desires to speak to you. He wants to reveal Himself to you. Most of the time we make up all kinds of excuses, we get caught up in everyday life, and we don’t pray.
Without prayer we will not go anywhere. We will be like a ship in the ocean without a map to navigate. I can look back on my life and see that when I prayed, God moved. My relationship with Him was stronger and my life was a blessing to other people.
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees”
– Corrie ten Boom
Sometimes, because of circumstances or our emotions, we don’t feel like praying. We don’t talk to God, who can fix it all. Sometimes, we pray but we don’t feel anything. There is this awkward feeling like you are talking alone. You are crying out but it feels like no one is on the other side. Well, if you are in this situation, let me assure you, God doesn’t distance Himself from you. He is always willing to bless you and talk to you. He is near, even when it doesn’t feel that way. We are the ones that let things drive us away from God. Which leads us to doubting. We must be people of prayer. We must remember to keep pursuing prayer even when we don’t feel like it. God is ALWAYS there. Maybe we won’t see the result of prayer right away. Maybe some prayers we will never see answered here on earth. No matter what, prayer is effective. Let us pray fervently.
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
– Colossians 4:2
“pray without ceasing,”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:17