2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Why should we pray? If God already knows everything and knows what we need before we ask for it, why should we pray? What difference does it make if we pray? Lots!

  • James 4:2 “You do not have, because you do not ask God.”
  • James 5:15 “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well;”
  • James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

And that’s just in a few verses of one book. Prayer is another of those mysteries with God. Somehow prayer does something. Prayer is necessary. Prayer is powerful. Prayer is our obligation. Prayer is our strength. Prayer is a relationship with God. Prayer is a covering for others. Prayer is my hearts cry. Prayer is my heart being silent and listening.

Prayer is to be our devotion. We are to be given to prayer in all circumstances. Watchful in prayer. Thankful in prayer. We are to pray without ceasing. We are to be confident that God hears our prayers. We are to be bold in our prayers. We are to pray for believer and we are to pray for unbelievers. We are to pray for those in authority and those in need. All of our life should be covered in prayer.

What a gift we have been given in prayer! It makes me want to pray right now. How about you?

2 Responses

  1. BigBuck

    Praise God for all the wonderful things you are doing in the body of Christ. I thank you for the prayer teams. I pray for the new brothers this week to be strong and razor sharp focused to lean in after such powerful sightings of your healing power. I love praying with you Lord. It’s like having a conversation in a way. I thank you for stirring my brothers up to be obedient and write this devotional up. Encourages me to pray more and a reminder of how powerful it is in my life. I thank you for giving me all I need for each day. Help me not to covet what I receive from you, but to share with others as the opportunities arise throughout the day. I love you Lord and thank you for your loving kindness. Help me to be a better servant, a better husband, a better father. Keep me humble Lord, and to continue to ask when I am in need . Confess and pray with other men In Jesus name amen

  2. nedshaver@yahoo.com

    What a privilege to have a God we can praise, and communicate with.

    Ned

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