All healthy relationships require regular and quality communication. It takes effort on both sides to express their personal feelings, and also be a caring listener when the other party is voicing theirs. Lack of communication is one of the main reasons relationships fail. Likewise, to have a growing relationship with Christ, we must be communicating with Him.
America’s National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7th. This is a time when many in the United States come together and pray to God. It is a great opportunity to get friends and family involved since it is a national event.
Here is an excerpt from a Ken Trivette’s sermon. This is very interesting and there is a lot of truth to it,”Someone has said that seven days without prayer makes one weak. The weakness of our Christian lives can largely be traced to our poor prayer habits. Charles Spurgeon said, “Nothing brings such leanness into a man’s soul as lack of prayer.” On the other hand, if our Christian lives are to be strong, prayer is essential. Paul Billheimer said, “The prayer closet is the arena which produces the overcome.”” If we are to conquer ourselves and become the men and women God wants us to be, we must submit to a life of continuous prayer. Paul urges Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:1 by saying,“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” The greatest example of this is Christ himself. The bible says in Mark 1:35, “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. “ Jesus began His day with prayer. Prayer was important part of his day and life.
If prayer was so important to the Lord Jesus Christ, how much more important should prayer be in our lives? Is prayer consistent in your life or simply only when times are bad? Will you make prayer a daily part of your life?
Try praying for a least 5 mins a day for 30 days and let me know how it turned out for you.