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Make Prayer A Habit

 

(Psalms 55:17) “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”

(Luke 6:12-13) “And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; “

(Mark 1:35) “In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went to a deserted place and prayed there.”

 

 


Good habits are the key to success and the key to keeping you safe from trouble. Our parents, peers, leaders, teachers, and mentors are constantly trying to teach us good habits in order to safeguard us. In the same manner, God has implemented rules and encourages habits in order for our lives to be fruitful. These habits include prayer, fasting, gathering with other believers, reading the Word, and giving. The devil, however, only attracts us with bad habits that destroy both our spiritual and physical lives.


The enemy gets us addicted to drugs, alcohol, TV, fatty foods, social media, sleep and slumber, socializing and partying, and lust. All these things keep us distant from God and bound up in chains that will eventually bring premature death. Once we are spiritually dead and separated from God because of these habits, our true friendships, church relationships, family ties, and moral values are next to die. Eventually, we end up alone and wonder what went wrong.

The key to avoiding this is to make prayer a priority. Yes, prayer, reading God’s Living Word, and spending time alone with Him. David said he would pray morning, noon, and night. Daniel was known for praying 3 times a day. We have Jesus as well as our example. The Bible says that He was tempted on all fronts just like we are and He never sinned. His key was that no matter what the daily challenges were, He took the time to get alone with God and pray.

He prayed before He chose the twelve apostles, prayed alone early in the morning to face the day, prayed for Peter’s faith before Jesus was captured, He prayed for God’s will to prevail before He went to the cross to pay for our sins.

Are you and I better than Jesus? More anointed? Stronger? Do we know God more intimately? Do we have a greater passion for our mission on earth? No? Then the least we can do is imitate Christ and start to pray. If spending one hour completely focused in prayer is a struggle for you, then you are in deep trouble.

 

 

If you don’t spend serious time in prayer every day, then you clearly think you are better than Christ.

 

 


Prayers

• Lord, You are He who dwells between Cherubims, The one who dwells in unapproachable light, The one who dwells in Jerusalem.
• Thank You that You love us and give us guidelines in order to be safe.
• Thank You that through your commandments we are fruitful and guarded against the attack of the enemy.
• Forgive us for picking up bad habits that drive us away from You and from our calling.
• Forgive us for being lazy in our prayer life and getting distracted with our daily activities.
• Forgive us for thinking that we are better than Jesus by not spending time in prayer as He did.
• Help us to be completely dependent on our prayer life.
• We ask that we will see a supernatural change in our lives as we start to spend more time in prayer.
• We declare that from this day forth, prayer will be our source of life.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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