Psalm 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
One of the main activities of God in our lives is in answering our prayers. He is the God who answers prayer Psalm 65:2. It should be a regular activity in our lives as Christians. Jesus certainly knew that and believed that. Just take note of the time Jesus spent in prayer and how all the great events of His life were connected with prayer. The disciple is not above his Master, but shall be as his Master.
We see our God repeatedly exhorting us to ask Him in prayer (Matthew 6:7, 8; Luke 11:9; John 16:23, 24). The mere fact that God has to even encourage believers to ask him so He can answer could indicate that we don’t depend upon prayer like we should. We often need to overcome our own reluctance to ask Him. Although it’s true that God knows everything, we can’t develop the attitude that there’s no need to ask anything from God. Even though we have a relationship to the Father, we still need to ask. We must be listening to the devil’s whisper of, “don’t ask,” “don’t waste your time,” “you’re doing fine you don’t need it.” He even lies and says things like, “Prayer is for spiritual people, and you’re not one of those kind of people.” The truth is that prayer isn’t just for spiritual people but rather prayer is what everyone can do that helps make them more spiritual.
We serve a prayer answering God. Allow me to list some reasons of why we should pray:
- Prayer keeps God’s power and authority unleashed against the adversary. Prayer is the real force behind any battle Exodus 17:8-16.
- Prayer is a sign of our dependence on God and allows Jesus to rule our heart Luke 6:40.
- Prayer will deliver our soul from a mental battle Psalm 55:17, 18.
- Prayer will keep us awake and alert spiritually Matthew 26:40, 41.
- Prayer will keep us from “quit” Luke 18:1. Praying people do not faint.
- Prayer will align us to what God’s timing Luke 2:36-39.
- Prayer is the remedy when suffering afflictions James 5:13.
- Praying people live in the freshness and excitement of “new things” Jeremiah 33:3.
- Prayer keeps our heart in love and mercy Jude 20, 21.
- Prayer is like a seed that sows to the Spirit to reap a walk in the Spirit Romans 8:25, 26; Galatians 6:7, 8.
- Prayer is the greatest ministry of helps Romans 15:30-33; 2 Corinthians 1:11.
- Prayer will keep us from anxiety Philippians 4:6.
- Prayer will help us not enter into temptation Matthew 26:41.
Don’t be without a prayer life in 2018.