The Pattern of Prayer

Jim’s recent post spoke of reflecting on the pattern of your life. One pattern that is consistently linked to a life of faith and successful living is the pattern of prayer.

I believe in prayer. I just have such a hard time doing it. Prayer isn’t as intimidating as we think, but like any­ thing worthwhile, it takes effort. There’s so much to be accomplished, and prayer is your source of help. James 5:16 reminds us that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Let’s follow in the foot­steps of so many Bible heroes. When Solomon prayed, God made Him the wisest man ever. Elijah prayed, and God sent rain and fire. Daniel prayed, and God locked the lions’ jaws.

Take heart – the fervent prayer of the righteous accomplishes much! Make Ephesians 6:18 the goal: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance.”

A Prayer to Pray: “Lord, I believe in the effectiveness of prayer. I am grateful that You listen when I lift up my needs, dreams, and praises. Right now I commit myself to the practice of prayer with renewed conviction.”

I am excited to tell you about my new devotional book, A Woman’s Daily Walk with God. Pick up a copy for yourself or a friend for more daily inspiration for a woman’s busy life.

Read The Pattern of Prayer on Elizabeth & Jim George.

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