Yup, that's it! Two whole
words. If you had trouble understanding it that way, another
way to say it in two words would be ALWAYS PRAY! I know that
most of us grow up learning to pray at certain times. Before
we eat, before we go to bed, and maybe a few other points
throughout the day, but that's about it. That brings us to
4. 4 times a day is all that we should pray. WRONG! Prayer
is such an important aspect to connecting with God and having
him be a part of our lives. So why aren't we doing it MORE!
This verse is so simple, one of the shortest in the Bible,
yet is probably one of the most meaningful. I love the Bible's
simplicity in it's instruction. Most instructions can be given
in one word. FOLLOW! (Christ) LOVE! PRAY! That's about it.
The Bible in three words. Let's talk a bit more about prayer.
Prayer is essential to our lives. Whether or not you're willing
to admit that yet is up to you. But what can it hurt? We should
be in the mindset to say brief little prayers over everything
that happens in our day. Got a test? BOOM! Pray. Need to help
a friend emotionally? BOOM! Pray. All throughout the day like
that. Not long involved prayers, short, "God thanks for
this friend, give me strength to help her." That's it!
All over the place. On your way up from the bottom parking
lot? "God bless this day. May I please you." BOOM!
Just like that! I'm not saying long prayers aren't important.
The 4 times a day I talked about earlier are ideal for the
long ones. But I want to encourage you to step up your prayer
life. I guarantee the Lord will bless you for it. Pray Continually.