More and More Tips for a Better Prayer Life in 2021
In times of suffering, pain, difficulties and financial problems, we all have that habit of turning to prayers. But, somewhere, that got me wondering: are we supposed to pray only when we are emotionally and physically unstable? Do we try to find comfort in prayers only when we are in pain and deep crisis?
Loyal, true, disobedient or dishonest, God loves us still. So, happy, sad or angry, shouldn’t we then pray without expecting anything in return?
#1. Pray That You Would Give Your Time and Energy
In the Ancient Testament, we are told how followers are required to offer burnt sacrifices to God in exchange for healing or forgiveness of their sins. However, the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ was able to set the children of God free from any sin and hence, now under the new covenant, no such sacrifices are required.
If you think about it, God doesn’t really need any sacrifice or even your money and wealth. All He needs is your time, your acts of devotion and worship.
I’m sure you must have heard that God is jealous and doesn’t like us devoting our precious time to other things, no matter how much important they might be. He will wait patiently until we realize that nothing can take His place.
This Is How You Might Pray:
“Dear Father, I love you with all my heart and I want to praise with all I have, but, I find it so difficult to. Please show me the way and help me to seek you first in all things I do.”
#2. Pray for Your Church
The word of God says, “each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
In a church, each member has their own duties and responsibilities. However, this doesn’t mean that the person who cleans the church is inferior compared to the elder of the church. In Christ’s body, we are all considered as one and equal. All believers are important and have the same value in the eyes of the Lord.
Here’s How You Might Pray:
“My Father, who is in Heaven, I ask you for some humility so as I can recognize the contribution of the members of the church. Help to be a support and a blessing for them. I also pray that you strengthen the leaders so as they can grow in faith and spread your word.”
#3. Pray for Your City and Nation
With the Covid-19 crisis, there’s not one country that’s been walking on the red carpet. Every nation is facing a sort of crisis, but it’s the people who are struggling with that burden.
When you are praying, do not think only about yourself, your family, your neighbors and your friends. Remember your city and your nation. And, remember that for you, God can change the law of a country.
How to Pray:
“Lord, I come to you and ask you for the wellbeing of my country. You are an all-powerful God with no limits. If you could defy the law of nature to help prophets, you can transform this current situation and make a way even when there seems to be no way.”
#4. Pray for Kindness
We keep hearing about imitating Christ, but can we really do everything He did?
Now, forget those incredible miracles and healings (which you could do, by the way, if you’ve got something simple called faith), here I am referring to the kindness of Christ.
Imagine His suffering when they were nailing Him to the cross. But, instead of cursing and swearing at the soldiers (something that we would have done), Jesus said He is forgiving them and dying to set them free. That’s what we should really ask for.
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