Perhaps you know about the journey our church has been on called Forty Nights of Prayer. We begin week eight tomorrow night, continuing through the following Monday night. We missed a night due to horrible weather conditions. Some of the people just don’t want it to end. I cannot tell all the wonderful things God has done for us both individually and corporately as we gathered nightly in fellowship, prayer and praise.
We live in a fast-paced world, and many people are so busy taking care of their families, businesses and a myriad of other things, until it’s difficult finding time to pray. I don’t know anyone who isn’t challenged by cares and concerns of this life. God never did promise a life of ease, without concerns and trials, but He did promise to be with us as we travel this road called life.
I asked a pointed question of my church this morning, and want to ask you the same thing. Are you ready? Do you have your seat belts on and have your trays upright and in their locked positions? Here goes:
Is prayer important enough for you to sacrifice some of your time in order to join others during this last week of nightly meetings? Is it important enough to give God just a small amount of your time for?
What about you? Is prayer important to you? Many people will gladly say “yes” to that question. Some even believe they have no need to pray during the week; Sunday is plenty.
I submit to you prayer should not be a chore or something we do in order to gain points on God’s scale of righteousness – prayer is a privilege and blessing. Prayer is not only bring our petitions before the throne of God, it can be as simple as having a conversation with our Father, who loved us and gave Himself for us. So, I humbly ask this question: