II Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV) Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.
I have discovered that, prayer is hard work. While all serious believers recognize the importance that the Bible places on prayer, most of us fall short when it comes to our prayer life. I must confess that it is a lot easier for me, as a pastor/leader, to preach about prayer than to spend that same amount of time engaged in it. How are you doing with your prayer life?
I’ve been a Ministry leader for thirteen years now so I am well aware of how much easier it is to draw a crowd for a special sermon, special guest speaker or program than it is for a prayer meeting. Even when there is a determination to pray, distractions seem to always show up. The mind goes blank, people interrupt and I, like you, often fall asleep early in the process. Sure, we feel guilty, commit to do better, but after a while fall back into the same old prayer struggle, neglect or routine. Today is just a message to get you back on track with your prayer life?
Point to ponder- Prayer is the God-given communication link between heaven and earth, time and eternity, the finite and the infinite. Because the enemy of our souls knows how unfamiliar we are with operating consistently in the spiritual realm, he also knows we quickly revert back to what our five senses are comfortable with. After all, when we pray, we are talking to our God whom we can’t see and who is not necessarily audibly talking back to us! Because prayer, unlike anything else, grants us legitimate authority to invoke heaven into history so that we welcome God into our daily lives and circumstances.
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