Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
Devoted To Prayer
What would your life look like if you were to devote yourself to prayer? What would you do that you are not now doing? Those are good questions. I want to devote myself to prayer. I will devote myself to prayer. I think it is important to start by saying yes to that decision. That’s true. I know that you want me to devote myself to meeting with you in prayer. I can hear you calling me to come to you. That’s good. I know that you are inviting to come into your presence to meet with you. You want me to draw near to you as you draw near to me. Yes, I do.
I have not been fully devoted to prayer. I have been praying daily. I have been meeting regularly with you in prayer. But, I know that you want to take me deeper. You want to develop my life of prayer with you. Yes, I do. I’m not sure what that will look like. There is only one thing that I know for certain. What’s that? You will develop and deepen my life of prayer with you if I make myself fully available to you. How will you do that? I will set apart a time and a place to meet with you in prayer. I will enter your classroom of prayer. I will draw near to you. I will remain in your presence. I will be still before you. I will allow you to teach and train me how to pray. I will pray the prayers that you give me to pray. That will be very good.
Do you have something you would like to ask me? I would like you to help me to be devoted to you in prayer. Give me an insatiable hunger to meet with you in prayer. Make me to be an enthusiastic student of prayer. Help me to be watchful to whatever you want to show me. Help me to listen attentively to your voice. Help me to know your will. Guide my steps. Direct my path. Guard my life. Lead me on this journey of prayer with you. Help me to live my life in a constant dialogue of prayer with you. Do all your work in me. Help me to live the life of prayer that you are calling me to live. Do you believe that I will hear and answer these prayers of yours? Yes, I do. Why is that? You have given me this desire to be devoted to you in prayer. This desire that you have given to me, you will surely grant. Yes, I will.
Lord, I will devote myself to living a life of prayer with you. I will set apart a time and a place to meet every day in prayer with you. Use our time together to help me to see what you want to show me. Help me to be watchful and thankful as I pray to you. Amen
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