I’ve noticed something about kids. They pick up words and habits so easily when they’re little. I remember the time that our pastor was kneeling down front at church. Our grandson Blake might have been three and he slipped out of the pew and knelt down beside him. It was priceless. Recently I’ve noticed that Stella will say Amen when she hears someone say it in church. So cute to hear a toddler amen the pastor’s message. No one will let us forget to ask God to bless our meals. The habit of prayer is learned so quickly. I can remember being asked by grandchildren to “pray over it!” when they had a scraped knee or other injury.
For the believer, we need to build habits into our lives as well. The habit of fellowship with like minded believers. Nothing sweeter than talking about the Lord together and reminiscing about His wonderful works among us. Amening the pastor. He needs the encouragement of agreement and we need the reinforcement of the agreement as well. As we live in the habit of adoration of God, reading of His Word and studying the Bible, we just naturally gravitate to one of the most wonderful habits a believer can have and that’s the habit of prayer.
God has granted all of His loved ones an open invitation to prayer. We can pray about everything and we can pray any time we want to. What a beautiful habit to develop! This access to the Heavenly Father is no light thing. We are granted the benefit of coming into His presence with requests and intercession always. And we learn about prayer from His time in the garden, His response to satan and His fellowship with people. Everything we need to know about prayer we can find in His Word. It is always the right time to pray. We can pray about the big things and pray about the little things. This Wonderful Savior wants you to talk to Him about every aspect of the life He shares with you and to keep you thriving in the very center of His will.
Oh beloved, God knows the issues of life can weigh heavily on you. He knows you’ve been through the mill, run through the ringer and left high and dry. He knows you have been at the end of your rope, left between a rock and a hard place and been under the gun. He knows you want to please Him, but without fellowship with Him in prayer, it’s going to be hard to get over things, solve problems and move on in your life. He’s got your entire life covered. There is nothing in your life that is too great for His power. There is nothing going on that is too small to need His help. He speaks so lovingly this morning as He woos you to come into His presence and give your hurts, your needs, your hopes, your desires, your problems and your successes to Him. Tell Him everything. Hold nothing back. For He is the One who can be trusted with your most intimate details. He knows all about you and He knows all about those things that not even your best friend knows.
God is your Prayer Warrior. God is your Loving Father. God is your Way Maker. He loves you and He’s for you and that’s why you can come to Him in prayer for everything and any time.
Luke 11:1 Then He was praying in a certain place; and when He stopped, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray, [just] as John taught his disciples. AMP
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. Philippians 4:6 AMP
James 5:16b The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].