Prayer: A Lifestyle Priority!

Prayer is so important to change our lifestyle for good. As Christians, we sometimes tend to depend on our own power, on our own flesh to accomplish things and even to do God’s work. But a Christian life can not be exempt from prayer and trust in God. If we lack a desire to pray, the Holy Spirit also gives us the desire to pray. Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and had a life of constant prayer and deed communication with God. And this is what He wants for us.

We must seek God’s help through prayer each day

Here are a few verses about prayer:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14


“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” – 1 John 5:14-15 

“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:12-13

“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:15-17

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray” – James 5:13

Constant and persevering prayer

After the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, we can read that they had a life of constant prayer:

“They continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” – Acts 2:42

“And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made” – Acts 16:13

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” – Acts 6:4

Jesus also tells us that we must persevere in prayer until we get an answer.

“He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” – Luke 18:1 

“And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.” – Luke 18:7-8

Praying together

We also learn in the Bible, that when two or more pray together for the same thing, they are more powerful to overcome any temptations and any power Satan might have over them:

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 18:19 


“And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12

“Five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.” – Leviticus 26:8 

Praying for one another

We should also pray for one another. If we know anyone who struggles with bad temptations, we must pray for them. Ignoring this, is a sin:

“God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you” – 1 Samuel 12:23 

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” – Ephesians 6:18


Asking, believing and claiming God’s promise

According to the book “The ABC’s of Bible prayer” by Glenn Coon, we musk ask, believe and claim while we pray. This is something that we often miss to remember after reading the Bible. It is written:

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” – Matthew 7:7

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” – Mark 11:24

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” – Numbers 23:19


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