Whilst on this earth, Jesus said: “…men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1 NKJ)
And so I would ask you to examine yourself today and answer the following questions honestly:
- Do you have a consistent prayer life?
- Do you feel your prayers are effective?
- Do you believe a diligent prayer life is important to your relationship with God?
- How happy are you with your prayer life?
In Matthew 6:5-7 Jesus uses the words: “…when you pray…” 3 times. He does not say “if you pray”.
Jesus therefore expected his followers to pray and, as we have read above, he requires that we always pray.
Prayer is not a last resort. Nor is it merely a spiritual means of God getting me out of a fix, or granting my desires.
Prayer is often associated with intercession, petition, supplication and spiritual warfare. However, it is not just these things. It is also communion or fellowship with our Father God. It is spending quality time in his presence, simply for the pleasure of being with him and wanting to know him better.
Prayer is a privilege. Are you availing yourself of this glorious opportunity to draw closer to God?
Now, if having answered the questions above, you feel that your prayer life is lacking, make amends without delay. Take a leaf from the disciples’ book, who asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1) and whilst you’re at it, ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray consistently.
Make no mistake, as women of warfare who aim to walk victoriously in life, an active and diligent prayer life is indispensable.
WoW! followers and visitors have a blessed week!