Draw Me Nearer
By Faith Magbanua, October 10, 2018 05:10 AM
Why do we pray?
A question most people wouldn't wait to answer because they are shy, and to some, because they only pray once a week or rarely.
There are a lot of reasons why we pray, we pray not only because we want to ask God for something: it can be strength, or patience or sometimes a material stuff like money, a new camera or a house for our parent.
There are different kinds of prayer requests that are being made every second and it's very hard to keep track of them all especially if you are not like Jesus.
But why do we really pray?
Prayer is something that we do when we want to talk to God. According to Romans 8:26 "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
It is a way of conversing with God, something that a lot of people neglect. To be honest, everyone is so busy nowadays that prayer becomes something that can be done only when you have so much time to spare, and sometimes we even forget to do that.
Prayer has become this "chore" that nobody wants to do, and as a result it makes us weak. Keep in mind that a Christian will never lose his or her Christianity by not praying, but prayer helps us to become more bonded with God, same goes with our devotion.
Prayer is a way of worship and a way of building your relationship
It's like making a call to your best friend in the middle of the night because we feel sad or lonely or happy, and we just want to share it with that person.
So whenever you feel like NOT PRAYING, think about it.
We spend so much time in things that are not that important and we neglect to say a simple prayer. Let us not become someone who is lazy to pray.
As the Bible says in I Thessalonians 5:17, "Pray without ceasing."
More from CCD
Hangzhou Agape Rehabilitation Hospital offered a free medical clinic for about 500 believers in the local megachurch.
From May 10 to 12, 2019, the first-ever Chinese "Karl Barth" Forum was held in the School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University.
On May 1, 2019, the choirs of Jesus Church of Dongxiang District and Meng'en Church of Zixi County, Fuzhou united to hold a morning praise and worship meeting.
The Suzhou Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CCC&TSPM) of Jiangsu province held a lecture on Chinese Christianity history in Dushu Lake Church.
Kunshan Church held a book club event regarding the ancients and their good characters in Dianshanhu Salvation Church.
Not long after Easter, some Christians took part in a tree planting activity for charity put on by the Special Committee of Social Service and Communication of the Tianjin Christian Church. The activity was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of Chinese Arbor Day.
The Church Goverance Committee of the China Christian Council & Three-self Patriotic Movement (CCC&TSPM) urged investigating worship liturgy, especially the issue of clerical attire.
Series one of lectures on promoting outstanding Chinese traditional culture - Cultural Determinism entered Fuwan Forum
On April 18, 2019, Qiu Zhonghui, the chairman of Amity Foundation and Amity Printing, and Michael Perreau, the general secretary of the United Bible Society (UBS), signed a 10-year extension of joint venture corporation and a Memorandum of Understanding.
Qinghai 2019 "Happy Smile" cleft lip and palate surgery is underway