I am afraid that I am like you, my readers. When time gets pinched we all seem to want to drop prayer and Bible study. Why is this? If I could answer that one I would be a wealthy man. The fact is that we do seem to think we will make it up. Just the other day I thought I could just pray in the vehicle as I traveled. Right… The traffic was so bad (I should have prayed) that I thought more about the lesser capable drivers on the road than the all sufficient Saviour that I should have been spending time with. After the trip was over I was deeply convicted of what I had done. Learn from my mistake. I took the time to pray and ask for forgiveness.
This weapon we have called prayer is a powerful weapon. The Scriptures account many times where someone prayed and miraculous things happened. The problem is that you and I don’t see prayer as a miraculous weapon in our arsenal. Shame on us all for this. When we pray we are coming into the throne room of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit of God hand carries our petitions to our Father. Then our Father answers them personally. Wow! If that is not love then I don’t know what love is.
Notice the Apostle Paul’s words in Ephesians 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” We should always be praying for others and for ourselves. We can move offensively and defensively against the enemy of our soul in prayer. We must pray that God puts a hedge of protection around us and our family. We must pray against the schemes of the devil. We must utilize the weapon of prayer.
So, how are you doing?