Text: Ephesians 6:18, Jeremiah 29:12, James 5:13; Mark 11:24, Matthew 26:41, Matthew 6:9-13.
Memory Verse: “If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”. 2Chronicles 7:14
Prayer is the key, prayer is the key, prayer is the master key. Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer; prayer is the master key!
We sing this song heartily both in school and in church. “Prayer” is not a strange word to us. But do we really know what Prayer is? If randomly asked anywhere “what is Prayer?” what would your response be
“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God”. Prayer means you talking to God and God speaking back to you. It is “a two-way conversation” meaning that when you talk to God, He listens and in turn you wait for Him for to speak to you too. When we pray,
- We get to know God better.
- We communicate our heart desires to God.
- We listen to God as He speaks truth to our spirit (this is done with the help of the Holy Spirit).
- We voice our need to God to help us.
- We seat with God in our pain and ask Him to comfort us (this is also done by the Holy Spirit).
- We express our gratitude by thanking God.
- We have a constant conversation with God.
We should also bear in mind that Prayer should not be something we do only in the mornings before we start our day, it should be an ongoing, vibrant, open-ended conversation with God. That is something we do always just like we discuss with our parents, siblings and friends, we should always be in communion with God.
Declare: Father Please teach me to pray always.
Author: Sis Chiamaka Ebenezer