2020

PRAYER

The secret of a close relationship with God is to pray to Him earnestly each morning. In the morning, our minds are freer from problems, and then we can commit the whole day to God. Regular communication helps any friendship and is certainly necessary for a strong relationship with God. We need to communicate with Him daily. Do you have a regular time to pray and read God’s Word? Psalm 5:1-3

Thanksgiving should be an integral part of our prayer to God. As we praise and thank God for the material and spiritual blessings He bestows on us we should also thank Him for answered prayer. Remember when you asked God for protection, strength, comfort, patience, love, or other special needs, and He supplied them? Beware of taking God’s provision and answered prayer for granted.. Psalm 138:3

Have you ever grown tired of praying for something or someone? Paul says we should “devote” ourselves to prayer and be “alert” in prayer. Our persistence is an expression of our faith that God answers our prayers. Faith shouldn’t die if the answers come when we think they should, the delay may be God’s way of working His will in our lives. When you feel tired of praying, know that God is present, always listening, always answering—maybe not in ways you had expect, but in ways that He knows are best. Colossians 4:2