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."
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