“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (1 Tim 2:1-4 NLT).
READ: 1Thessalonians 5:17
Some people say prayers should be said in the morning before leaving home and last thing in the evening before going to bed. Some others would not be bothered about praying because prayers should be restricted to churches, fellowships and other places of worship. It is surprising to know that some people do not see the need for prayers until they find themselves in trouble or when they want something from God.
Suppose you are a parent whose children come to you only when they are in need how would you feel, happy? What then happens if that prayer is not answered or the need for which you made the prayer is not met? Walk out on God and call it quits? Our Bible reference this morning admonishes us to pray without ceasing. There can be no limit to the number of times to pray because there is always something to pray about (1Timothy 2:1-2). Beloved, if you are not selfish, there is someone out there who needs your prayers. Let us look beyond us and pray unselfishly without ceasing.
Holy Spirit, lead me on as I kneel and seek the will of the Father in prayer.