PRAYING ALWAYS


PRAYING ALWAYS

Ephesians 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 last part of this great armor that the Lord has given to us is our prayer life.  As we take time to pray each day, it is a protection in our lives.  It might not be one specifically mentioned as a piece of armor, but it is still so important!

Here it says to pray always.  In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 it says, “Pray without ceasing.”  “Well,” you might say, “how in the world do I do that?  How do I go to work, and all the other things I have to do in the course of a day, and pray without stopping?”  What I believe these verses are saying is to have an attitude of prayer.  There are so many types and ways to pray, and we can use them throughout the day.  Let me give you a few.

There is the prayer of praise and worship, the prayer of petition and supplication, the prayer of faith, and the prayer of intercession.  There is the prayer of agreement, and the prayer of commitment (or casting our cares on the Lord.)  There is the prayer of praying in tongues, and the prayer of dedication.  These are just a few, but you can see that there are so many ways to pray.

During the day, you can say within you, “Father, I love You and I am so glad I am saved and on my way to heaven.”  You can also have a time where the Holy Spirit will put someone on your heart, and you can lift them up under your breath.  You see, prayer does not have to be only when we are alone and on our knees.  We can use walks to pray, or even when you are driving. (Please keep your eyes open when you are driving!)

So today, look for different ways, and times, that you can lift up different things to the Lord.  Just watch!  By the end of the day, you will see how much time you spent in prayer.

CONFESSION:  Today, I make a decision to pray without ceasing.  As the Holy Spirit directs me during the course of this day, I will lift up many things to my Heavenly Father in Jesus’ name. 

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 1:1 – 2:11

John 12:20-50

Psalms 118:19-29

Proverbs 15:27-28

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 10:9-27, 1 Samuel 11, 1 Samuel 12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 12:37-50, John 13:1-17

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 66:1-12

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 10:9-27, 1 Samuel 11, 1 Samuel 12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 12:37-50, John 13:1-17

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 66:1-12