Monday Reminders – the importance of prayer

Quote from Jerry Bridges’ book, True Community

So much emphasis is put on service, love, and community these days that we often forget about prayer.

The importance of prayer is made evident through the example of Jesus Christ himself.
Christ taught his followers how to pray in the sermon on the mount. (Matthew 6:5-15)
He sacrificed sleep in order to spend time praying to the Father. (Mark 1:35)
He even prayed for his disciples, and for future believers, instead of himself just hours before he knew he would die a horrible death on the cross. (John 17:1-27)

Clearly, prayer is important. Those who claim the name of Jesus Christ should, therefore, follow in the example of their Lord, Jesus Christ, and pray!
When we have a high value for prayer, we will pray. So, logically, the opposite must also be true. If we do not pray, we do not value the intimate, instantaneous, unhindered, communication link with the Almighty, Sovereign, Creator, and Savior of the world.

Let’s renew our discipline for prayer to our Father!

Soli Deo Gloria!

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