Do We Pray Enough?

I Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. While there are no hard and fast rules on prayer in the New Testament a look into the book of Psalms can give us an idea of what will give us a better fellowship with God. Psalm 55:17 says Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud, and he shall hear my voice. So a good start is 3 times a day. But then look at Pslam 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgements. So now we are up to ten. But David goes even farther, which shows why he was the great man of God that he was. Psalms 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgements. Now we are up to 11 and losing sleep in the process. Look at verses 147-148 of the same Psalm – I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. Mine eyes prevent the night watches that I might meditate in thy word. Now we are up to 13! Now look at verse 97-O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day. So the cares and distraction of the day are interrupted by prayer. If David a King and general, a husband and father could make such commitment surely even the busiest of us can. First a commitment, next a step, then practice, then a part of your life. Remember that the most important thing in the world is your personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. And nowhere is fellowship sweeter than the Bible and prayers.

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