A christian might begin to wonder and ask questions like what is the significance of prayer? and why pray if God knows everything? It might surprise you to hear such a question. There are over 1001 things prayer does but a person might think going to Church does it all. other person might tell you ‘my pastor prays for me’ therefore. Because of that, they feel they are okay and need not stress themselves praying. Some might even ask – why pray if God has a plan? Remember the word of God in John 14:13 and you will see a reason to pray except you desire nothing in life.
A Christian should always be at alert in the spirit and there is no better way to achieve this if not through prayers. It is important to realize that we are faced with battles in diverse areas of life daily – family, career, marriage & lots more. Knowing this will tell you the significance of prayer.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” – Ephesians 6:10
STILL NEGLECTING THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYERS?
Siesta is afternoon rest, sleep or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day. It is a time in the afternoon when people lay down, rest and sleep. Siesta is not allowed in the spiritual realm. It is unlawful for a soldier to carry riffle and be having siesta. We as Christians are spiritual soldiers, therefore we should be awake and standing up to our responsibility by being a praying Christian. There should be no spiritual siesta in the time of your life that you should be active and productive. Remember it is through prayers that you are able to make your supplications to God. When you keep that at the back of your mind, you will not be asking questions like what is the significance of prayer.
IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER – WHY YOU SHOULD BE A PRAYING CHRISTIAN
- Prayer launches you into the deep. Through prayer, you get knowledge into deep things that has never being in your knowledge – Jeremiah 33:3
- Prayer helps you lift off burdens from every situation off your heart because through prayers you have the opportunity to drop it all at the feet of the master – Philippians 4:6
- If Jesus Christ who is God while on earth gave himself to prayers, then we mortals need to pray even much more. Matthew 26:42
Dear child of God, as a soldier of God, you should be spiritually alert; knowing this therefore, awake from that spiritual siesta and embrace a disciplined Prayer Life. Evil therefore triumphs where righteous people do nothing. It is time to be spiritually awake. Your life as a child of God should be that of demonstration of power by being prayerful.
EQUIP YOURSELF: UTILIZE THE POWER OF WORSHIP
PRAYER: Oh Lord, give me the Grace to arise from my slumber and become a praying christian. I receive the light of your word. As I rise from my spiritual state of reluctance in the name of Jesus.