No Time to Slumber
By Cathy Irvin
-- 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,
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