Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How much do you pray daily?

The pastor gave a very interesting sermon on prayer this Sunday.
He mentioned a poll that was taken and it said most Christians spend less then five minutes a day praying.
How can that be?  How can we spend so little time talking to God and so much time complaining to others about things or doing things that prevent us from talking to God.  He did mention one woman who spent four hours a day praying and her prayer lists had over 6,000 names on it.


1 Thessalonians 5:18 (King James Version)


 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

When you get out of bed you should be thanking God you have a bed to sleep in as many people do not.  As you slip on your slippers, thank God you have shoes  or slippers on your feet.  The world is filled with people who do not have shoes. It only takes a few minutes to do that.  We all have two or three minutes to spare then.


Psalm 118:24 (King James Version)


 24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

God gave you this day.  Resolve to be happy and asked Him to help you be happy no matter what happens .  If someone cuts you off in traffic, be happy.  Thank God an accident did not occur and be on you way.  If someone hurts your feelings at work, rejoice and let God guide.  He/she may have problems you do not know about and ask God to bless them and help them in whatever way they need.


Psalm 119:133 (King James Version)


 133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Give God control over every situation.  Just hand it over to Him and he will see you thourgh it.


Ephesians 5:18-19 (King James Version)


 18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Give of yourself.  Fill yourself with the spirit of God. Humble yourself when you pray. You do not have to shout it from the rooftops.  You can be sitting in a crowded bus station and mentally shut the door so you can pray about the things that happened at you workplace or in your home. The important thing is to shut the rest of the world out as you talk to your father in heaven.  Finding the extra time to pray is not hard but you have to be determined to do it daily.

Praying before meals is great if you do not use the same mundane prayers day after day. Mix it up alittle and pray like you really mean it instead of repeating the same thing over and over.  I often pray after the meal.

I do not have a certain time of the day I pray. I just pray when the spirit hits me and it has hit me often lately.  God bless all who read this. 

7 comments:

  1. I have given up on Praying. I was told by a pastor that since we werent doing things his way we are going to hell anyway so I just quit trying all together..

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  2. Greetings Garnetrose -

    Thank you so much for these rich meaningful words of truth.

    We so need to, at least, daily pray to our Father GOD.

    I love especially that you expressed, "Fill yourself with the spirit of God."

    Your comments here moved my heart indeed!

    Psalm 63:1
    O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land,...

    Proverbs 8:17
    I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

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  3. Nbrspot...you are so wrong. Your pastor was wrong and when you have a pastor that is wrong about such things, you need to find a church that preaches the gospel and teaches you how to pray. I would feel so lost if I did not have praying in my life.

    lioneagle...thanks for the verses you added.

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  4. I pray at night when I go to bed not before I go to bed but while I am laying in bed before I go to sleep and at any other time of the day I feel the need to speak to the father.

    I feel sorry for Nbrspo as they are missing out on something so peaceful but that is just my opinion.

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  5. God blessed you; Glory to the Lord! throughout time, God is with us: "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" (Rom. 8:26). you blog is very good.... Pr. Linaldo JUNIOR, Brazil.

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