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Thursday, June 18, 2015

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

“Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.”  Ephesians 6:18
         How often do you pray?  Is it an integral part of your life? If your belief in God is such that you trust Him with your life then you should rely on earnest and sincere prayer as a means of inviting Him into any situation.  God is our Father and protector.  He is over all things for He created all things.  All things are either caused or allowed by Him for His own purposes.  The Lord wants only good for you and those you love.  All He asks in return is your dying trust and allegiance. 
            Prayer is an effective tool in the hands of the ardent believer.  Those who pray with trust and conviction in their hearts can accomplish anything the Lord desires to accomplish through them.  We shouldn’t use prayer to “get things”.  God isn’t a Genie in a bottle; He is our Creator God.  He has greater things in store for those who trust Him then “things”.  He wishes to use us.  This is why He gave us all gifts.  How are you using your gifts?  Do you even know what they are?  Mine is writing, encouraging the body of Christ and serving.  We should ask God to use us as He sees fit so that the use of our gifts can be maximized.
            Pray for others.  How many times do you tell someone you will be praying for them and then forget all about it?  I’ve done that more times then I care to admit.  Now I stop what I’m doing and pray for them right then and there if at all possible.  That is where a blessing lies for the one praying and the one receiving the prayer.  When all else fails, pray to your Heavenly Father.  He loves you without condition and will help you when you call out to Him.  Until Christ returns, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource:  The Reformation Study Bible.