I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday and saw a picture that said: Bad days, Pray. Good days, pray. Everyday, Pray.
It got me thinking. It is so easy to go through days not praying. Or praying only once in a while. We don’t make praying a consistent thing (a habit) in our lives, except maybe during meal times.
You jump out of bed and start you day. Many times it is easy to just jump out of bed lazily and immediately think about all you need accomplish. You can’t focus or want to talk to anyone until you grab your morning necessity- coffee. Afterwards, we begin our day. But, we are missing something crucial to our day-Prayer and spending time in God’s Word.
Prayer, so important, but easily forgotten as we start and end each day. The fact is we have an amazing God and Savior as our mediator! God made us into the beings we are- alive and able to worship Him, to wake up each morning! We have a duty to thank him for His goodness to us, but it is easy to take our lives for granted. We get busy with life; forgetting why we are here and the blessings God gives us daily.
When you start your day with prayer the rest of your day will be able to maybe be a little smoother, remembering that God is in control of everything and he decided to let you wake up this morning.
As you end your day in prayer, you are able to thank God for another day lived, thank Him for His goodness to you during the day, to ask for forgiveness for the sins you committed the day that is behind you, and ask for blessed rest during the night.
During the day, praying is also very crucial. We can thank God for all the blessings He gives us and ask for forgiveness and help with certain sins or weaknesses, pray for God’s guidance, give Him the glory, and much more!
No matter when we pray, remember to pray for other as well. Their souls and lives are important too.
Scripture says to, “Pray without ceasing.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:17
Matthew Henry writes on this verse, “Note, The way to rejoice evermore is to pray without ceasing. We should rejoice more if we prayed more. We should keep up stated times for prayer, and continue instant in prayer. We should pray always, and not faint: pray without weariness, and continue in prayer, till we come to that world where prayer shall be swallowed up in praise. The meaning is not that men should do nothing but pray, but that nothing else we do should hinder prayer in its proper season. Prayer will help forward and not hinder all other lawful business, and every good work.”
In all things, we need to pray. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” ~Philippians 4:6
Perfect day are certainly not promised, but God is in control of our daily lives and in Him we need to lift our hearts no matter how good or bad our days are.
“Prayer is a law of the universe. As God has ordained that certain physical laws should govern the law of this universe, so He has ordained the spiritual law. Books simply will not stay put on the table without the operation of gravity – although God could cause them, by divine fiat, to stay. Certain things simply will not happen without the operation of prayer, although God could cause them, by divine fiat, to happen. The Bible is full of examples of people doing what they could do and asking God to do what they couldn’t do. In other words, the pattern given to us is both to work and pray.” ~Elisabeth Elliot