It starts with Prayer

 

 

 

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well (1 Timothy 2:1-2 Bible).

Everyone goes through tough times or difficult situations. In fact The Bible tells us to expect it! However it doesn’t just stop there; it also highlights what our attitude should be, the reassurance of the presence of God in the midst of our issues, as well as the promise to always make a way.

Many people have different ideas about prayer but in its simplest of definitions, prayer involves communication with God. The question here is why do we always see prayer as a last resort?

When you’re about to embark on a new project or about to travel or start a business, do you take time to commit it to God in prayer?

Most of us have tried different things/avenues or found ourselves in muck before deciding to consider prayer. Though better late than never, this is in direct contradiction to what scriptures enjoin us to do – and it also means sometimes going through avoidable mishaps.

In teaching recently on prayer, I humorously highlighted that the commonest cause of unanswered prayer is actually that the prayers were never made in the first place!

I want to encourage us today. Develop a routine where you meet regularly with God. Make time to pray and not just take time to pray.

The word of God says “…The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with”. (James 5:16 The Bible)

If you had links with a billionaire or had access to a powerful benefactor, would you suffer in silence or remain in a state of hopelessness? I think not. Let’s take advantage of the fact that God says we should “Come the way we are” and remember it should always start with prayer.

TNT Spiritual Dr Joseph Omofuma Pastor Grace Community Church.

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