why don't we pray

12.03.2014 |

if God is all-sovereign, what is the purpose of prayer?

i've thought about this question before and many times i pay the question no mind.  i never stop to think
about the power of prayer.  prayer is an integral part to a communion with the father.  prayer is a communication outlet to my heavenly creator where i can pour out my hearts to jesus with out fear.  prayer is an opportunity for an intimate relationship with God.  prayer is a way i get to experience the overwhelming power of God in my own life.  prayer is a way of building a stronger connection with our ultimate Lover.  prayer demonstrates that i have faith in christ, that i trust the Lord with my lives which he so graciously has given me.  prayer demonstrates that i have relinquished control to the Father. so why don't i pray?

jesus prayed to the Father on several occasions, and if it was important for jesus to communicate with the Father, why do i not make it more of a priority to talk with my Lord?

Luke 6:12

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

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.
how is your prayer life?

if i am honest with myself my prayer life exists at meals, before intimidating conversations, when i need something, and a quick 2-minute prayer before school with a few high school students. i want my prayer life to be better.  i want to have a set aside time where it is just me and jesus talking.  i want to hear from God.  i can want to have a better prayer life all i want, but without actually making it a priority and follow through, i will always fail to tap into the overwhelming power and joy of jesus.

Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

this month of december i am challenging myself to a 31-day prayer challenge.  every day, i am challenging myself to wake up early, grab a cup of coffee and my bible, read a proverb corresponding to the day, and spend time in prayer with jesus before work and the daily grind.  

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are you wanting to take this challenge with me? it's never too late to start!  

Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.


i can't wait to see how my reverence and awe and love for christ explodes this month.  


5 comments

  1. Yes! I will definitely be joining you in this challenge.

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    1. yay sis! i can't wait to see how the Lord speaks to us. these 4 days have been really challenging for me, i get distracted and ADD bad, but i think i am going to start writing out my prayers instead of trying to say them in my head or outloud.

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  3. I pray every night and morning but when I start to pray I start thanking him for the things that he's done in my life. Every night me and my family have family prayer time. That's whenever my family come together and thank god for all our blessings and for keeping us safe during the day. Prayer is the main key for Salvationist and wisdoms in our lives.

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