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No Time to Slumber

By Cathy Irvin
Staff Writer

CBN.com -- Sometimes in life we get sidetracked, distracted, or just plain lazy in our prayer times with the Lord. Beloved, this is not the hour to slumber. It is time for all of us to wake up and hear the call to pray. There are many things to pray for at this very moment. We need revival. We need God to help us fight terrorism. We need God's grace and mercy to keep our loved ones safe. We are told to pray for those in leadership positions, such as the President, and to pray concerning the current world situation.

We don't have any excuses. How can we say that we are too busy or don't know how to pray? Jesus teaches us how to pray in the Word of God. It is the quality of our prayers that God is interested in and not how long they are.

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16b

We must make time for this important aspect of our Christian life. It is our duty. The Lord wants soldiers of prayer. He is calling for prayer warriors and intercessors. Find your place in the ranks. Step up and do your part. If you think about the lives depending on your prayers, then you will feel a sense of worth every day as we pray during this War.

Perhaps you may want to use this prayer.

"Lord teach my hands to war for those things you have told me to pray for. Let me not be idle while the world around me is in turmoil. Help me to know that you hear and answer me when I pray. I give you permission to speak to me about what I should pray for and help me to be obedient. I choose to start now and will look for ways to pray effectively."

The clock is ticking and the hour has struck. We must wake up and answer the call to pray. There are books to help you learn how to pray at the local Christian bookstores and libraries. Also, more information is available on the Web pages listed below:

Answered Prayer

Intercession

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