Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, February 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Importance of Prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:17 ERV "Never stop praying."
There are not so many things we are told to do always in the Bible. But come to think of it, why will anyone ask people to pray without ceasing? Jesus Himself said that men ought to pray always. In fact, Jesus did not only talk about prayer, He prayed as if He couldn't live without prayer!
Your prayer life is like a thermometer for measuring your entire spiritual life and relationship with God. Every believer is a minister: the truth is that we can never be effective ministers without a constant prayer life. Check the lives of the greatest Christians, they are men and women who prayed.
I have listed some reasons why we should pray and take prayer seriously below:
Pray because it is a source of strength
Pray because it is the way to get things done and cause things to happen
Pray because it is necessary for your survival
Pray because your success depends on it
Pray because fellowship with God is very important
Pray because you love and care for people
Pray because it is a responsibility
Pray because you love God and love to spend time with Him
Pray to know the will of God
Pray because it is a weapon of warfare
Pray because it is a secret of happiness and joy
Pray to develop a great character and to be like Christ.