28 July 2013: Taking Time to Pray

Jul 24, 13 28 July 2013: Taking Time to Pray

Written By: Senior Pastor Alan Ang

 

What is the one thing that most often keeps Christians from experiencing God’s blessing and peace in our lives?

 

Is it carelessness?  Lack of good Christian fellowship?  Temptation?

 

May I suggest PRAYERLESSNESS!

 

I could tell you Bible promises on prayer, and my personal experiences, but I can’t do your praying for you.  You can read books on prayer and listen to other people pray, but until you begin to pray yourself you will never understand prayer.

 

Just as the business of the tailor is to make clothing, and the shoemaker to mend shoes, so the business of the Christian is to pray.

 

I have found the early hours of the day are the best to pray.  On the other hand, prayer is something that should take place during the whole day.  The Bible says “PRAY CONTINUALLY’ (1 Thess. 5 : 17).

 

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.  Prayer enables us to touch God’s throne with one hand and the needy world with the other.

 

A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.  Prayerlessness is one of the great sins of omission. Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian upon his knees.

 

Jesus promised : :”Ask, and you will receive; seek and you will find;; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matt 7 : 7).

 

“But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all.  Whoever doubts is like a wave in the  sea that is driven and blown about in the wind.  A person like that, unable to make up his mind and undecided in all he does, must not think that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1 : 6 – 7).

 

Keep praying and be thankful that God’s answers are more than your prayers!

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