Siri, Call God….

Have we become a culture more dependent on our smartphones than on prayer? Be honest. How much time do you spend on your phone and how much time do you spend in prayer?

Are you plugged into the true source for your power, strength, and daily direction for life? Every day you make choices which cause you to walk in the flesh or walk in the Spirit.

God’s Word tells us, Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation;the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. – Mark 14:38

Ongoing communication with God is vital to our lives!

God says, The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. – James 5:16 

5 Steps to Make Prayer a Priority in Your Life:

1. Set aside a time to pray.
You may not be a morning person, but it’s possible that if you don’t pray early you will have many distractions throughout your day and not pray at all.

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. – Psalm 5:3

2. Decide where you will pray.
Make a quiet place in your home that is a good environment for worship and make it your favorite refuge. Keep your Bible and a journal there.

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:6

3. Follow God’s pattern for prayer.
When Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray, He gives us a pattern to pray. Learn these powerful principles in, Lord Teach Me to Pray in 28 Days.

Pray, then, in this way… Matthew 6:9-14

4. Choose a time to fast and pray.
Fasting and prayer together should become a part of your Christian walk. If you have never fasted, you might begin by first fasting a meal and devoting this time to pray. Then seek the Lord about a longer fast.

When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:17-18

5. Have an accountability prayer partner.
It’s important to have people in your life that you’re committed to for spiritual support. If you don’t have an accountability partner you need to find one and ask them to keep you committed to a daily prayer life.

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. – 2 Timothy 2:1-2

 

Wrapping it up:

How’s your prayer life? Do you spend more time on your phone than in prayer?

Have you truly considered how you’re spending your time? What changes do you need to make? Going to bed earlier, getting up sooner, determining how much time you allow yourself in front of the computer, television, online, and on the phone.

Cultivating a committed prayer life will be one of the greatest things you can do with your life! Eagerly seek God and see what great things He has in store for you.

God may not answer your prayers in ways you desire, but don’t lose heart! There’s always hope and healing for your soul. Through the turbulent storms, there still can be peace. When you are in need, He will provide. Pray. Keep on praying (Luke 21:36).

He is the all sufficient, all powerful, all merciful, all loving God who cares. He simply asks us to come. We’ve been given the greatest privilege on earth, prayer, communion with God.
And when you pray—you move from the ordinary to the extraordinary life.

 

Siri, Call God…originally  posted on Precept Ministries official blog Established.

 

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