So many people are interested the love life of celebrities, the social life of athletes’s wives, the night life of millennials, the social media life of peers, but not too many are interested in people’s prayer life.
Jesus said people ought to always pray and never give up, lose heart or faint (Luke 18:1). He then told the story of a persistent widow receiving justice from an uninterested, ungodly and disrespectful judge to illustrate how much more an interested, holy and caring judge–God Almighty–would respond to prayer. However, Jesus said, in reality people don’t have that widow’s persistent faith reflected in their prayers.
How’s your prayer life?
It seems the Lord desires more consistent prayer. Check out Sunday’s message on how Daniel’s consistent prayer life blessed him (Daniel 6:10-28). Our prayers should not only occur in crises or in the aftermath of relief; our prayers should be regular conversations with our Heavenly Father–just like Jesus (Mark 1:35).
If knowing the Lord desires conversation with us doesn’t motivate, realize God commands us to pray. Paul even emphasized it later in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 by saying “Pray without ceasing“. Every follower of Jesus, like then, is expected to communicate with God. He’s the One we can share our high and low moments, issues with people and blessings from people, requests for others and ourselves, and just to hear from Him.
How’s your prayer life now? Getting better?
Based on the Luke’s account of Christ’s words, I believe praying can be an antidote to fainting. Communing with God helps us continue with and for God. In conversing with God, His word inspires, influences and instructs our responses to our realities. Talking with the Lord yields hope while help is on the way.
Perhaps the prayer life of one inspired the words:
Have a little talk with Jesus. Tell Him all about your troubles. He will hear our faintest cry and He will answer by and by. We will feel a little prayer wheel turning and we’ll know a little fire is burning. Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
How’s your prayer life?
Join us Sunday, August 20th at 1:30pm for our Back2School Pep Rally service where we will spend time in prayer for everyone (students/parents of all ages & educators in all places). Also join us Wednesday, August 30th for our next family-focused prayer rally, 7pm at the church fellowship hall.
Check out the calendar for more details.
Until then, step up your prayer life!