- Remind yourself of times when praying has made a big difference for you. Let this encourage and motivate your desire to deepen your prayer life.
- Prayer rhythms change and evolve. What rhythm of prayer is God calling you to in this season? What frequency, shape, or context is He inviting you into?
- Identify any obstacles to this, and determine creative ways to achieve and sustain your prayer rhythm.
Devote yourselves to prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing
Be faithful in prayer
John Wesley: God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.
Ronal Dunn: Prayer is the secret of Jesus. He has passed it on to us, but not all Christians receive it. The secret of greater works is received only by those who say “I believe God will do His greatest works through my prayers.”
Mark Batterson: Prayer is the difference between the best we can do and the best God can do.
David D. Ireland: The most human thing we can ever do is pray. We are most human — virtuous, morally grounded, and generous with our love — when we have regular times on our knees. The most hope-filled and resilient people on the planet are those who give themselves to prayer.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.