It’s interesting to note how large a portion of Scripture is occupied with the subject of prayer – either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. We hardly open the Bible before we read, “Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.”
Instances are plentiful whether it’s a wrestling Jacob; a thrice-a-day praying Daniel; or a David who called upon God with all of his heart. On the mountain, we see Elijah and in the dungeon, Paul and Silas. We have multitudes of commands, and hundreds of promises.
We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said so much about prayer, it is because He knows how much we need it. So deep are our needs that until we graduate to heaven, we must not cease to pray.
Prayer is the breath, the comfort, the strength, and the honor of a Christian. If you are a child of God, you will seek your Father’s face, and live in your Father’s love. Pray that this year, you may be holy, humble, zealous, and patient. Have closer communion with Christ and enter more often into His love.
Pastor William Del Casale