It seems as an almost impossible task. Always? Let’s see, Jesus took the time to teach us to pray. The Bible makes mention that He frequently withdrew alone to pray, and He even told the disciples in Luke 21:36 to “watch always and pray”.
Paul also suggests (strongly) that we should pray ALWAYS! Both in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and in Ephesians 6:18 he reminds the reader to PRAY ALWAYS AND WITHOUT CEASING.
WHY??? I think the key lies in that prayer keeps us watchful. You see, prayer is not just a means to communicate with God. Sure enough that is how we talk to our Father, but it is also a way for Him to communicate with us! If we are always praying, we are constantly talking to Him. He is constantly talking to us. We have open lines of communication and He can keep us on our toes-watching-with ease! In fact, if we read further in Ephesians 6:18, Paul tell us that the goal is…..TO BE WATCHFUL!
Therefore, If Jesus prayed always, even right before going to the cross, if Paul prayed ALWAYS, as persecuted as he was, certainly we can do it too, and keep watch. If you aren’t in the habit of praying, start today! It’s not difficult, God can even help you.
Confess this today:
“Father, I commit to praying always, and never-ceasing, like you command me in your Word. Jesus set the example for me, and I want to do what He did, so I can get His results. Please help me to maintain a spirit of prayer. This I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!”