The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Friday, April 12, 2013

I’ve read that - “Prayer is the most talked about and least practiced aspect of the Christian life. We talk about prayer. We read about prayer. We believe in prayer. The sad fact is that very seldom do we ever really get around to praying.”

Our Lord taught His disciples to pray. He commanded His children to pray without ceasing. We are taught to pray in our afflictions. The Word urges that prayers and intercession be made for all people. Thousands of verses in the Bible teach about prayer yet when a prayer meeting is held few feel the need to attend.

Why isn’t prayer the first thing we do in the morning and the last thing we do at night? Prayer should be the first thing we do when hard times come, but it isn't. When someone ask us to pray for them do we immediately take their hand and begin to pray or promise to do so and all too often forget?

Many find an hour on Sunday morning to devote to fellowship with
God and His people. The rest of the week - excuse after excuse, one after another. Life crowds out our good intent until crisis comes and we have nowhere else to turn. If hardship, calamity or problems too big for us to solve did not come into our lives would we be driven to our knees or drawn closer to Him and the purpose He has for our life? How many would there be that pray without ceasing if they had first not traveled the road of adversity?

“Prayer warriors” pray effective fervent prayers because they have learned through much affliction, sorrow, grief and pain that prayer changes things.

Those who grope and stumble in the darkness of this world  desperately need Christians to bend their knee in prayer.

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