A Life of Prayer
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak – Mark 14:38
In time of great stress we are vulnerable to temptation, no one is exempt from temptation even when we have a prayerful life, every now and then Satan will try to influence us with temptation.
Prayer to a Christian, is like water to a fish, without prayer we would die spiritually. Prayer is essential for spiritual growth; God wants us to experience more than faith for salvation. He wants us to experience encounters with Him that will keep us coming back for more. The reason why many Christians haven’t experience His presence is because they will not make a goal to pray on a daily basis. Prayer is like anything else we make goals for, and the first one on the list of goals should be prayer.
Prayer is an armor that upholds the believer when we’re going through trials and tribulations. In life, we will have trials and tribulations whether we’re a believer or not, this is what life brings. When we’re rooted in God and His word, trials and tribulations doesn’t make us lose focus on whose the Author and the Finisher of our faith, or the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. Christians who have a life of prayer don’t stagger at the promises of God no matter what they may be going through.
As Christians, we should start our day with prayer and end it with prayer. Prayer prior to performing daily tasks will equip the Christian to conquer whatever may come their way. Prayer wraps us in righteousness, and when ungodly influences come, we’re able to demand the influence to leave and not be partakers of unrighteousness. Prayers makes us sensitive to God’s voice and His spirit. Prayer keeps us in constant contact with God. Prayer also make us sensitive to what is happening in the atmosphere around us. Prayer motives the Fruits of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit.
Prayer makes us do routine self-examination of ourselves to see if we’re comparable to the word of God. Prayer will make us have a humble spirit towards God and others, but it also gives us holy boldness when needed. Prayer will keep us from entering into temptation, the temptation of doubt, fear, unbelief, anxiety, depression, confusion, lust, anger, envy, jealousy and other temptations Satan comes to tempt us with. Prayer is needed to keep us from being a “roller coaster Christian”, up today, and down tomorrow.
Start with ten minutes a day, and as we’re faithful to ten minutes, we will see our pray time increasing. Every Christian should have a consistent prayer life, the length of time of prayer doesn’t move God, the prayer from the heart is what reaches His heart!