Many Christians will have a prayer list of things they faithfully pray through daily or weekly. It forms part of their routine with God, which might last half an hour or so.
Have you ever thought though of taking a whole day off to pray? Linger on some of the points on your prayer list and deeply pray about the issues. When I’ve done that a couple of points on the list seemed in the following days to simply melt away.
James 5:16 says, ‘…The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results.’ (TLB) The more time we spend in prayer the more things seems to happen, the less time in prayer, nothing seems to break through. Give the prayer list enough time for the roots of an answer to grow and the answer itself to be revealed. Everyone will then know prayer changes things.
You’ll see more answers to prayer, the more time you give to it.
Father, help me to set aside a day with You. To focus time on prayer for the people and issues around me. Amen.
There’s no time like the present, so make sure you book a time off to pray, and then stick to it.
(TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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