Today is the National Day of Prayer!
Now, prayer may not be your thing, but it is vitally important to my life :-)
- helps to alleviate the guilt of my sin (and yes, I do sin),
- it helps me to find solace during troubling times,
- it gives me hope that someone actually cares about me, and
- I receive comfort from it.
The Bible tells us to pray constantly (1 Thes 5:17), to pray for each other (Eph 6:18), to pray for church leaders and those who labor for the Gospel (1 Thes 5:25), to pray for peace and prosperity within our home towns (Psa 122:6), to avoid temptation (Luke 22:40), when we are suffering (James 5:13), to pray for our enemies and those who persecute us (Mat 5:44), and Jesus even taught us how to do this (Mat 6:9-13).
I hope your day of prayer is beneficial and refreshing. May God be present in your life today and may He make himself known to you :-)