VB043: Always Time To Pray

Always Time To Pray

[Ephesians 6:18]

How’s your prayer life? Is prayer a Central and significant part of your life, or is it something you do when you are with other believers? Is prayer a daily discipline for you, or do you mainly pray when you get in trouble? Do you pray when you are home alone, or do you find that you pray and worship the Lord only when you go to church and are in the presence of other worshiping and praying people?

To pray regularly requires discipline. Unfortunately, most people are “on-again, off-again” when it comes to prayer. They are faithful for a while, but then they fall out of prayer because they are too tired to get up early, or they become distracted by other things.

But how often are we supposed to pray? Ephesians 6:18 gives us the answer!

Eph 6:18 (NKJV) –praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

The word “always” is taken from a Greek word that could have been translated, “at each and every occasion, season, or opportunity.” So Ephesians 6:18 tell us, “Pray anytime there is opportunity – no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Use every occasion, every season, every possible moment to pray.

Paul makes it plain that prayer is not optional for the Christian who is serious about a strong spiritual life. According to this scripture, believers are to make prayer top priority. But unfortunately, prayer is pretty much disregarded by the average Christian these days.

If prayer isn’t a priority in your life, you can start today by making the decision to pray more often. You might say, “But I don’t have time to pray.” You’re not that special. You have the same length of day that everyone else has. We all have time to do what we really want to do. If it’s truly in our heart to pray, we can find the time. And if your schedule is as busy as you think it is, take Ephesians 6:18 to heart. Instead of turning on the TV, turn to the source of your salvation – start talking to the Lord. Start by thanking Him for all the goodness He has provided. Start your day out right by making a quality decision to make prayer the first order of business.

Prayer:

Lord, I ask you to help me become consistent in prayer. I admit that other things have distracted me from being in your presence, but I ask you to forgive me for this. Give me the strength to say no to the things that keep pulling me away from my time in prayer. Thank you for helping me to make this a high priority in my life. I know that with your help I can learn to discipline myself to pray. Thank you for helping me get started on the right path today, in Jesus name, amen.

Confession:

With God’s help, I have the power to say no to the distractions that try to steal my time with God. Prayer is a top priority in my life; therefore, I am consistent and habitual in my prayer time. Nothing is higher priority than the time I spend every day with God. From this moment on, I will be more faithful when it comes to making time for prayer. I declare this by faith, in Jesus’ name.

God bless you my friend,