“And when you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” (Matthew 6:7 NKJV)
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)
How many times has someone asked you to pray for them and you say of course. But then don’t. Or just kind of phone it in: Just say oh God bless so and so and heal them. Amen.
I will admit, I have done this before. I’m not proud of it. But I am getting better.
So let me ask you this. What if your heart felt, ernest prayer is what God was waiting on to heal that person or to send a blessing to them? What if your prayer would turn the tide and make a difference? If you knew that, would it change the way you pray?
It would me. In fact this message today has changed my attitude toward prayer. I am not the most confident praying person. But I try. I don’t like to be singled out but if I am going to come out of my comfort zone. I need to change my attitude.
So look at it this way. Your simple little prayer, your big, over the top prayer or your quick God bless them, may be the one to change things. It may be the one needed to resolve family problems for someone. It may be the one to call in finances for tires or car repairs. Your prayer may be the one to reverse an illness.
So never refuse to pray for someone. Your prayer could change a life or lives. Your prayer may be the one God is waiting for to intervene.
Have a blessed day.