Day 7 - Develop a Lifestyle of Prayer!
“Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart.” - Luke 18:1
Jesus wanted to teach His disciples the importance of persistent and enduring prayer and told them a story about a judge and a widow.
The judge was a Godless man who didn’t even like people. The widow was in some type of legal battle and she repeatedly kept coming to this judge asking for legal protection from her opponent.
At first, the judge ignored her but then he said to himself, “Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.” (Luke 18:1-8)
I believe that Jesus is challenging believers of every generation to
wear Him out in prayer!
Is that even possible?! To wear God out in prayer? I don’t know ... but I can tell you this ... I am going to try!!
Why worry when you can pray? God has given us the vehicle through which we can change not only our own circumstances but also the world. Prayer has the power to change people, circumstances, events, times and even history!
Worry never changes one circumstance, situation or person! Worry puts you in a tenacious stronghold and in agreement with Satan, the deceiver of believers.
You were not created for worry but you were created for sweet communion with God on your knees in the prayer closet of your heart. One of the most marvelous aspects of prayer is that you can do it any place ... any time ... any where!
In 2013, learn this lovely secret of prayer: People can run from your words but never escape the impact of your prayers!
In 2013, buy a prayer journal and be consistent. Write down the people, desires and events for which you are praying. Pray every day! Wear God out! I dare you!
Resolve to be a prayer warrior that hell fears and that heaven applauds!
Resolve to be a prayer warrior that Satan himself runs from when he hears you coming!
Resolve to have such a commitment to prayer that heaven taps you on the shoulder at all times of the day and night and places a prayer request in your heart and mind.
Prayer should never be your last response ... it should always be your first response! We are the first responders! We are the people of God who believe in the power of prayer!
I resolve to pray in 2013! Every day! Every where! At all times!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” - Philippians 4:6