July 18th, 2021

We repeatedly hear the call to pray in scripture. It is a vital part of the call to us as believers and followers of Jesus. What a privilege to lift individuals, situations, crises, or victories to our God in prayer and with thanks. Praying is one of the joys of being a part of the Body of Christ.

Here are a few reminders:

Romans 12:12-13

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Col. 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

1 Thess. 5: 16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Eph. 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Phil. 4:4-8

Rejoice in the Lord always, I say it again: Rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Yes, God prods and reminds us to pray. Thank you for responding as such.