Day 8 Theme: Prayer
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit - Ephesians 6:18
Remember to pray often. Paul here says we are to be praying always. He admonished the church at Thessalonica to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This indicates that our whole life is to be constantly bathed in prayer.
There should be thanksgiving, confession and supplication in every part of our day. Every decision should be made prayerfully. Every undertaking in God's service should be approached with prayer. We all know the importance of prayer; but so often we are not as concerned as we should be that our prayer life is not what it should be — we need the reminder, "Don't forget to pray."
Remember, also, that you are being heard. Sometimes the complaint is made that, "I just don't feel my prayers go anywhere, I don't feel they are being heard." But Jesus promised that when we knock it shall be opened. The answer comes in God's own way and on His timetable but we are encouraged to keep asking and knocking.
Remember how to pray. Prayers are to be in the Spirit. Selfish prayers will not be heard. Requests that are not in harmony with God's will, as revealed in His Word, will not be heard. But the prayer offered up in the Spirit will be heard.
The very thought that your feeble cry can actually be heard in the throne room of Heaven should be adequate incentive to keep you regularly coming to the throne of grace to find mercy and help in time of need.
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