Lately, I have been wrestling with prayer. I want to be a great prayer warrior. I want my prayers to change the world. But how?
In my devotional today in Stream of the Desert by L. B. Cowman, which I highly recommend for a daily reading, there was a quote that seemed to be the missing link in my search. The answer is so simple yet so many of us miss it… we must PRAY.
The quote by Charles Spurgeon said, “Great power in prayer is within our reach, but we must go to work to obtain it. Let us never imagine that Abraham could have interceded so successfully for Sodom if he had not been all his lifetime in the practice of communion with God. Jacob's all-night at Peniel was not the first occasion upon which he had met his God. We may even look upon our Lord's most choice and wonderful prayer with his disciples before His Passion as the flower and fruit of His many nights of devotion, and of His often rising up a great while before day to pray.”
So when I feel close to God…pray.
When I feel far from God…pray.
When all seems wrong…pray.
When all is going right… pray.
So how do I need to pray...often and with an earnest heart.
LORD – give me a heart of prayer. Help me to seek you early in the morning, before I rest at night, and many moments in between. ~Amen