Prayer

I find it interesting that the origin of the word habit can be traced back to a Latin word that means “to be” or “how you are”. So basically, we can tell some things about a person by their habits.

Mark 1:35 “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

Even though Jesus had the divine power of God resting on Him, he knew that it must be sustained by daily prayer. Not only does a study of Jesus’ prayer life reveal a regular hour of prayer but also increased prayer during special times of crisis or decisions.

Luke 6:11-12 “And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;”

People say that 21 days of repeating anything can form a habit. You know what is coming…my challenge to all of us: starting today, for 21 days, lets start a habit of prayer!

John 6:38 “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

If we are serious about doing the will of God, we need to follow the pattern Jesus set for us and make prayer (setting time aside for communion with God) a habit.

How much pain and loss could have been avoided if everything was done with prayer?

During this hurricane season, so much prayer has already been made on behalf of those directly and indirectly affected. But beyond the prayer for these special times, there is a habit here at the corporate offices in daily prayer for you and your families. Will you make a choice to join us daily in praying for God’s will to be done?

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You will enlighten our understanding of the importance of daily prayer. Those that have discovered the secret of daily prayer, I pray You will continue to use them for Your kingdom’s sake. Those that are being challenged by this devotional, I pray You will strengthen and encourage them, and that with Your help they also can make prayer a daily habit. Father, if there are some habits we need to “kick” I pray by the power of Your Holy Spirit those habits will be broken in Jesus’ name. Amen!

1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”

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