Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. – Colossians 4:2
Prayer may not have been in your syllabus at school, but prayer is key curriculum in every believer’s life. If you feel lacking in prayer, don’t be discouraged!
In Luke 11, one of the disciples asked Jesus how they should pray – and Jesus taught them: When you pray, say:
‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’
Similarly to Jesus’ disciples, we all start somewhere in our prayer journey and God meets us there. As we begin to appreciate the necessity and joy of meeting with God in prayer, He will then guide and lead us into deeper things.
To have a strong personal prayer life, we must cultivate it; it is not something we can inherit or receive. And our priorities will show in the way we choose to use our time and in our habits; prayer should be our first line of defence and not a last resort.
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12
Jesus showed us the importance of choosing to pray.
As we spend time alone with God in prayer, we enter into communion with the Father. And it is there in our secret place of prayer that our inner man is strengthened, our spirits are lifted, and our perspectives are renewed and changed to see what God sees.
In order to know God, we must know how to be alone with Him. And in our place of meeting with Him, we are gradually transformed into His likeness as we learn to lay aside, with joyful obedience, the things that hinder us from pleasing God.
More than seeking God on our own, rally a group of friends and/or life group members to make group prayer a habit at our Prayer Room.
Intercessors are also available to minister to those who may need a personal word, emotional, or physical healing from God.