3 Attributes of Prayer We Need to Have

Something I have been thinking a lot about and trying to implement more in my life is prayer.

An important part of the Christian life is prayer. Prayer is how we communicate with God. Prayer is us doing our part in having a relationship with Christ!

As I think how I can improve in my own prayer life, I think of 3 different things I can become better in, 3 different attributes of prayer I can grow in. I understand that there are more than just these 3, but this is a start for myself and for you if you want to grow in your prayer life.

Pray Attentively

As I was thinking how I could increase my prayer life and how I could grow in this area, my first thought was too give more attention to the matter. Since prayer is part of our relationship with Christ, I should give it my full attention when I am praying or talking to Christ.

Just like in an earthly relationship, lack of attention will drive a wedge in it. If I don’t give attention to my wife or children, there will become a wedge driven in between us, we I’ll grow apart. I need to give attention to them to keep that relationship strong and help it to continue to grow.

In my spiritual relationship with Christ, I need to give my full attention to Him every chance I can. When I talk to Him or pray, I need to pray attentively as He is the only One who matters at that moment. I need to talk to Him and focus on Him and give Him my undivided attention when it comes to this part of my relationship.

Pray Adamantly

To be honest, I keeping with the alliteration, but after I explain why I chose ‘adamantly’ you will understand why it is an attribute we should have in our prayer life.

The word adamant means unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I read this verse and I think about how adamant Jesus wants us to be in our prayer life! He wants us to ask, He wants us to seek, He wants us to knock! If we do each of these things, He will give, He will help you find, and He will open the doors. Be adamant in your prayer life! Be unshakable and insistent in your prayer life!

Pray Always

“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17

This is a common verse yet many fail at obeying the simplicity of the command.

It does not mean we have to be on our knees in our prayer closet 24/7, but it does mean that we should be in the attitude of prayer 24/7.

If we live our life in an attitude of prayer, we will see our relationship with God grow stronger on a daily basis.

How is your prayer life? How is your relationship with God? Add these 3 attributes to your prayer life to increase your relationship with Christ.

Pray Attentively

Pray Adamantly

Pray Always

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The Greatest Thing A Christian Can Do

Have you ever asked yourself what is the greatest thing you can do for Christ?

I was thinking about this thought the other day and I asked myself, “what is the greatest thing I can do for Christ?”

Is it go to church every time the doors are open?

Is it giving tithes and offerings?

Is it being separated from the world in my daily standards and living?

Is it avoiding all appearances of evil?

These are are all good things and things that should be done as a Christian, but they aren’t the greatest thing!

“Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:35-40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The greatest commandment that was ever given was and is to love God. When I think how do I love God, I think of one thing, I have to spend time with Him. You have to walk with Him, you have to have a personal relationship with Him!

Adam and Eve had a set time to walk with God in the garden. One day, after they had disobeyed God, they didn’t show up to walk with God and God went looking for them. We see God curse them and kick them out of the garden because they had disobeyed. I always wonder what if they would have showed up to walk with God, would God have forgiven them? Just a thought…

Enoch, probably the most famous man who walked with God. The Bible says he was not, for God took him. Enoch was so close to God that God decide it would just be easier to take Enoch so they could have an even closer fellowship and relationship.

Walk with God! That is the greatest thing you can do as a Christian! If you truly are walking with God, everything else that you should do as Christian will fall into place!

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The Amazing Things About Prayer

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”  Philippians 4:6

When a relationship with God or a walk with God is mentioned, I always think of two things. I think about either my Bible reading or I think about my prayer life.

For me, it has always been easier to read my Bible than it has been to pray. Recently, I have working on my prayer life. I have been studying the Bible on prayer and I have found a few things that amaze me about prayer. Today’s blog is an extended version of a message I preached in our Children’s Church this past Sunday. So if it seems a little elementary, it was geared for 1st-6th graders. I wanted them to understand how amazing prayer really is and how important it is for our Christian life.

The definition of prayer is an earnest request or wish, an address to God in word or thought. I know that we can dig deeper into the meaning of prayer but like I said, I wanted to keep it simple for the children. 

As a Christian, we need to grow in our relationship with Christ. We should continually grow nearer everyday to Him. The two main ingredients in our relationship with Christ is Bible reading (which is God talking to us) and prayer (which is us talking to God.)

Relationships are built on communication. No one can ever become friends with someone without talking to that person. You cannot build a friendship without communication. If you do not talk to someone for years, your friendship will dwindle. 

The illustration that I used in Children’s Church was that of marriage. My wife and I just celebrated five years of marriage. Over those five years, we have talked a lot. We have discussed many different topics and I know my wife better now than I did when we were first married, because we talk to each other every single day! Over the next five years, if my wife and I stopped talking and didn’t spend time together, than there is a major issue going on and our relationship is falling apart.

If I want to grow closer to Christ, if I want to strengthen my relationship with Christ, I am going to have to talk to Him. I can read my Bible all day and let Him speak to me, but if I don’t spend time in prayer than I am not growing closer to Him.

The amazing things about prayer are the following. They are simple things that we as adults should be reminded of.

Anyone can pray! It doesn’t matter who you are, you can pray. God doesn’t look at your social standing or your bank account. He doesn’t care what kind of car you drive or the clothes you wear. God will always hear you pray. Whether a grown-up or a child, God will listen. Whatever the color of your skin or the language you speak, God hears your prayer. I am thankful that God hears anyone and everyone’s prayer. He has heard mine, even when I don’t deserve it and for that I am thankful.

You can pray Anywhere! No matter where you are, you can pray. Daniel prayed in his house and then in the lion’s den. Jonah prayed from a whale’s belly. Paul prayed while in a prison. Jesus prayed in a garden and then while hanging on the cross. David prayed in the fields tending his sheep and then from the palace of the king. God will hear your prayers no matter where you are in your life.

You can pray about Anything. I think that we forget that the Bible says “let your requests be made known unto God.” Whether you have big problems or little problems, you can take them to God in prayer! Whether a lot of people know you’re request or you alone know, you can still take it to the Lord. Don’t ever think that your request is stupid or insignificant, God will listen to you! He wants you to come to Him with your requests!

In closing, I reminded the children that God will always answer your prayer, although you may not like the answer. He will give a yes, or a no, or a wait….whatever the answer, just keep praying. 

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