How Often Do You Pray?
“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens..” -Psa 8:1 (KJV)
Wow! Did you know that we as born-again, Bible-beleiving, real Christians have the power of the name that is above all names available when we pray? That’s awesome when you really think about it. However, today there are so many distractions and things that keep us busy and occupy out time that there is little time left to pray daily. Think about that …
Does a too-busy lifestyle keep you from dedicated prayer?
The name of the Lord is above every name – Phil 2:9. And one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord – Phil 2:10. No exceptions!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Phil 4:6-7 (NASB)
Today, we as Christians need to pray about everything – we without hesitation need to present our needs wants and desires to the Lord in prayer. We need to cultivate a praying spirit which will automatically take us to the throne of grace and mercy in all situations and at all times. His word says we are to pray without ceasing (1 Th 5:17). Always keep in the attitude of prayer to our Heavenly Father. You see when we pray, we communicate with our Lord and express our needs and listen for His answer. Granted it may not come in the format we are asking, but He will answer.
Who’s doing this today? Are our Christian churches teaching about sincere dedicated prayer? Do they even teach on the power and authority we have in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ?
In the Bible, the power of prayer defeated enemies, healed the sick, raised the dead, and defeated demons. In fact, in Luke 10:19, the Lord says we have explicit power and authority over serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy. This is huge and this is power from on high – the Lord has given this to us. The question is who knows this and then second, who appropriates and applies it in their lives?
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” -Prov 18:10 (ESV)
Friends, the power we have in prayer in the name of the Lord is so great that most have no idea it’s even there. Many times and with many Christians, our prayers are weak and lifeless. They are sometimes scripted via books and even in church. This should not be. We are to pray and talk to God all the time and in our own words. We don’t have to be eloquent in this, not even grammatically correct. Just pour out your heart to Him – take it to Him in times of need, and when you depressed, feeling low, sick, etc. Even in good times, spend time in prayer praising His name and thanking Him for what He has done and given you. He wants to hear from you.
Remember, do not worry about things and stuff, Do not fret or doubt, worry or fear and remember if you are in the Lord He will take care of you but you must be serious because the Lord does not play games about His name, power or authority.
We must daily pray in the power and authority of the name of Jesus. We must not lose heart or feel He is not listening to us. He hears our every prayer. Walk in the authority and power of the name that is above all names – Jesus the Christ – and walk in victory. We must not fail in this. Times will get increasingly difficult and if you don’t believe in prayer and use it, you may have a very hard time as the days progress.
Pray in the name of Jesus Christ – believe in His name and power and authority. Walk in His strength giving Him all glory honor and praise.
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
HE IS LORD!