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Discover the Book - Mar. 5, 2010

  • 2010 Mar 05

The Importance of Prayer


Paul says that we as believers are to have the priority of prayer in our lives. Prayer should be our first choice, the first option, our first pick when we have a chance to pick an activity.


Ephesians 6:18  "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints."



Jesus was ever in communion with God (prayer) and seeking God's will (the word). 


In His earthly life Jesus prayed a lot, and now in Heaven He "ever lives to make intercession for us" (Hebrews 7:25). So if we seek to follow Christ our master, we must start with a priority on prayer. That priority means that we have decided that: Prayer is so vital we can't live without it!


A Four-Part Prayer Plan

For Every Believer


There are four elements in the lives of our children that we must be sure we ask, seek, and knock for at the Throne of grace and mercy. Those prayers invite the Hand of God to be at work in their lives to stir:


  • Reality in their spiritual life
  • Integrity in their personal life
  • Stability in their relational life
  • Eternity during their temporal/earthly life


Prayer is God's Priority for Each of Us


When Jesus lived on earth He prayed as often as possible.


When Jesus described the greatest power a believer could wield it was prayer plus faith.


When He left, those that knew Him best said that their first priority, above ministering the Word was prayer.


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