Take the time to pray

Praying does not have to be a long, drawn out ordeal of memorizing verses and speaking out frivolous words. It’s really just YOU talking to God. It’s you thanking Him for your life and for your family and for being a loving God who wants to make your life better. It’s asking for His wisdom and guidance through trials and then trusting Him to see you through. Prayer is the most important element in a Christian’s life and it should be part of your daily routine because it bonds the relationship between you and God.

A great daily prayer is the Lord’s prayer, which is found in Matthew 6:9-13

“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as [it is] in heaven.   Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

2 thoughts on “Take the time to pray

  1. Ronnie, what I like about the Lord’s Prayer is the simplicity and thoroughness. I often think that folks think prayer is a ritual, or a mystical ATM card to get what they want… but I see prayer as dialogue with an attitude to honor God’s will first. I think when we dialogue with the Lord, His grace and mercy transforms us, and reminds us to be a grateful, kind, wise and forgiving people. Anyway… those are a few of my thoughts.

    • I agree with you because our relationship with God is just like our relationship with our friends or family – the more time we spend with the person, the more we get to know them and the more we like them and the more we want to be with them. And with God, the closer we get to Him through prayer, the easier it becomes to understand His Word and apply it to our lives.

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