STAY AND PRAY!

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“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit …”
Ephesians 6:18 KJV

Prayer is an important part of our devotion that cannot be overemphasized. It’s not just about the prayer points or requests, it is much more about what it does in us.

The world can be sometimes so challenging that you just wish it would come to an end already so that you can go to heaven and be free from its cares. But guess what? There are billions of people who need to hear the gospel and that means you may still be very much around to preach to preach to them.

Now, if that’s the case, how then can you keep your mind through the tough times? How do you prevent being overwhelmed by the cares of the world? Prayer is the answer. It helps stabilize your mind. It is the greatest strategy for soul maintenance.

With prayer, you can keep your soul, thoughts and feelings in check. If you are not a person of prayer, it doesn’t matter who you are or what therapy you undergo, you may lose your mind. Prayer is the most powerful antidepressant ever.

Even Jesus, God in the flesh, was not exempted from the challenges of life. When the grief of dying on the cross overwhelmed Him, He chose to pray rather than complain.

He said to His disciples, “My heart is overwhelmed and crushed with grief. It feels as though I’m dying. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Then He walked a short distance away, and overcome with grief, He threw himself facedown on the ground and prayed …”
Matthew 26:38‭-‬39 TPT

If you are a person of prayer, you will never lose your mind. When you feel down, weak or anxious, it’s not the time to complain, it is time to pray! Don’t just call your friends and rant to them about how you feel, instead be like Jesus, ask them to stay and pray with you.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 KJV

Sometimes, when you pray, it may seem as though God is silent, but He is not. He is not a father that does not care. He will always strengthen and give you peace.

Dear believer, give yourself wholly to prayer. Pray without ceasing. In season and out of season, pray!

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 24:15-35, Romans 7:1-12, Psalms 57, Numbers 23-25.

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