Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Prayer

Prayer has become a huge part of my daily routine.  I fall asleep at night, praying.  I wake up in the morning, praying. I spend hours a day, praying. I don't know what I would do without this method of communication with God, prayer, it is my life line to God.
This morning as I was praying, God impressed upon me to read 1 Timothy 2. It is titled "A Call to Prayer"  The first verse says this "The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know." Wow, for everyone? And, then in my devotional, the topic was, you guessed it, prayer! Intercessory prayer, deep convicted prayer for others.  The kind of prayer that is so deeply felt, it hurts. Like the prayer Jesus prayed when He had drops of blood coming out of His pores. The kind of prayer that keeps me up long into the night because I know someone needs prayer. The kind that doesn't end, but perseveres through all circumstances.
In verse 8 it says "I want the men in every place to pray, lifting holy hands, without wrath and dissension."
He is asking me to pray, inviting me into His Holy presence, and lift my voice to Him. He is asking me to lift my hands, holy hands, to Him and praise Him! He wants me to throw myself down at His throne and pray in humility and submission before Him. He is God, He alone, and to Him my worship goes!
Prayer, it is good. It brings peace, answers, hope. It is through prayer that God works miracles, He touches lives, He saves. Prayer, it is power that I have as a Saint, through His Spirit!
Say That Again, Jesus, "The first thing I want you to do is pray!"  Okay, I will pray some more.

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