The Lord’s passion for prayer is something he wants us to have as well. In one of his parables Jesus taught that we “should always pray and not give up” (see Luke 18:1). Prayer was obviously a high priority for the apostle Paul, who wrote the letter to the Colossians. Some of the most beautiful prayers ever written are found in his letters. Paul’s prayers are magnificent, not only because of their content but also because he was so diligent in prayer. He prayed “continually” for others and always thanked God for them. Perhaps this leads you to consider how important prayer is in your life. Sometimes we think prayer is a gift that some believers have more than others. Sometimes people who become known for having a passion for prayer are even called “prayer warriors.” It’s true that some people are simply more interested in prayer than others. But God wants prayer to be a top priority in everyone’s life. God wants us to experience prayer as a delight, not a duty.
Questions for further thought:
1. What keeps you from praying?
2. Have you ever tried praying through Scripture?
Challenge: Perhaps one of the things we should pray about most is prayer itself. If you ask God to help make prayer more of a priority in your life, how do you think he will respond? Of course he will say yes!
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