1 Thessalonians 5: 17 says to “pray continually.” We should never ever really be too busy to pray. We say we get tired, or just get overwhelmed and too busy to pray or forget to pray. But praying continually and without ceasing can and should be done. It is not really being too busy or our schedules that make us fail to pray but our failure to realize how important prayer is and the necessity to make time for prayer.
We often turn to our own feeble wisdom and efforts instead of being immersed in the power of prayer. We roll up our sleeves and put our head to the grindstone in an effort to get thru on our own power and attempts. If we are not finding time to pray we need to ask God for help in establishing proper priorities.
We need to turn to Him for the discernment to use our time well and more efficiently in order to be praying continually. On this national day of prayer, let your first prayer be to commit to pray more than just on one day. Let’s make this a National Day/Month/Year/Decade of Prayer!
FATHER GOD, SHOW ME HOW TO MAKE MY PRIORITIES TO BE FOCUSED FIRST AND FOREMOST ON MY TIME WITH YOU IN PRAYER
FATHER GOD, SHOW ME WHAT I HAVE BEEN DEPENDING ON BESIDES YOU AND HOW TO FOCUS ON YOU.
FATHER GOD, HELP ME REASSESS MY PRIORITIES WITH YOU AND PUT PRAYER WITH YOU AT TOP OF LIST.
FATHER GOD, I PRAY THAT OUR WORLD, OUR COUNTRY, OUR STATE, OUR CITY…..WILL ALL JOIN TOGETHER AND HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND SEEK YOUR FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS…THAT OUR SIN WILL BE FORGIVEN AND OUR LANDS HEALED.
“A man does a lot of praying in an enemy prison. Prayer, even more than sheer thought, is the firmest anchor.”