We know that communication is important in any relationship. So how can we claim to have a relationship with Jesus and not communicate with Him? When we pray, we open ourselves up to the Spirit, recognizing Him for who He is. If we pray continuously, it strengthens our relationship with our Father in Heaven. The Bible says we should pray without ceasing. Whether we are in need or not, regardless of our circumstances, we should pray. If everything is good, we tell Him how thankful and grateful we are. We know that we can depend and call on God when we are in need, but we can also commune with Him when we are not. How would you like it if someone you are in a relationship with only talked to you when they needed something? Besides getting to know Him better, consistent prayer and spending time with God releases favor and blessings in our life’s. In Matthew 6:5-8, when Jesus is teaching on prayer. He did not say “if” you pray, He said “when” you pray. The scriptures shows us that even with all He was doing, Jesus spent much time in prayer with His Father. As should we.
There is nothing the devil dreads more than when we pray. He will try distracting us to keep us from praying. He loves to see us running around “busy”, doing the “Lords work” as some like to say. So busy there is no time to set aside for God. A quick blessing before meals, and maybe a prayer before bedtime will have to do. Too busy to have a relationship with God. Satan laughs at our busyness. He loves it when we are more concerned with religion than a relationship with Jesus. He does not fear when we are eager and earnest Bible students and know the Bible from front to back. So does he. He is not bothered when we show up at Church on Sundays. He shows up there sometimes too. But how he trembles when we pray! Why? Because he knows prayer is powerful! He knows when we pray, we get closer to Jesus, and he can’t touch us with his tricks and temptations. We are covered under God’s promises in Psalms 91. Sisters and Brothers you want to scare the devil, pray without ceasing! Love and Blessings…
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
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I love how you stated prayer is not a option but should be a need. Just as we breathe, eat, drink, or do whatever it is we do. We need that prayer interaction. The greatness of prayer is it’s not always us speaking, it also gives and provides time for God to speak to us. So WHEN we pray, allow some silence do God can speak back to you as well.
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Amen that is so true! 🙏