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Devote to prayer

Devote yourself to prayer Colossians 4:2

We all know the importance of prayer in our lives but Paul’s words “devote yourself to prayer have quite a challenge in them. As athletes we understand the importance of training. We don’t train when we feel like it – we are, if you like, “devoted” to training. You don’t wake up in the morning and say – “shall I train or shan’t I?”

What I make from this verse is that we need to find a place in our schedule for prayer as we do for training. Speaking personally, I find that praying at the same time each day helps me to make it happen. Make prayer part of your schedule. Don’t let this scare you or make you feel guilty. Prayer is talking to God who loves you more than you can imagine.

What do you pray? When I pray for people I often use the three points in Ephesians 3: 13-17. That those I pray for may know how much God loves them, that they would be aware of Christ living in them and that their faith would be rooted and established in Christ.

In this passage Paul asked for prayer for an open door for the gospel and that he would go through the door and proclaim the gospel clearly. That is also a good thing to pray.

Are you devoted to prayer?

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