Prayer as a Rhythm
Today’s Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This is a great summation of what prayer means to believers and to God. Just like we are continually communicating with the most important people in our lives, we are continually building a stronger relationship with God when we are talking to him and listening for his voice throughout our days.
Prayer isn’t just a bunch of thoughts bouncing around in our minds. It’s a powerful, effective way to enact change and live more fully in God’s presence. Now that we’ve learned how to hear God’s voice, how to pray boldly and with scripture, and how to incorporate fasting into our prayer life, let’s go forward with confidence that we are communicating with a powerful, loving God. You are capable of being God’s vessel to deliver miracles, encouraging words, and hope to the people around you.
Continue to develop your prayers using the PRAY acronym we learned, and stay devoted to reading God’s Word so you can find more Scripture to use to pray over every circumstance. If you’d like to learn more about prayer and Scripture that speaks about it, we invite you to pick up a free copy of our Pray First prayer guide at Cross Creek as well as find a PDF on the website and app.
Use the PRAY (Praise, Repent, Ask, Yield) acronym to spend time in prayer.
When and where in your day can you set aside time to build a rhythm of prayer?
What do you know about God now that you didn’t know before this week?