[CF Devotionals] 2012-09-01 - Prayer

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."--Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

"Pray continually"--1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests."--Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

Paul frequently wrote about the subject of prayer. He told us that we should "devote ourselves to prayer." We should put forth in effort to spend time in prayer. Prayer should be a serious time, when we express our thoughts to God. Then, Paul told us to "pray continually." We are not to stop our conversation with our Father in Heaven. We should feel so comfortable that we don't want to cease the exchange of words. And finally, Paul instructed us to pray "with all kinds of prayers and requests." Nothing is too trivial to discuss with our Maker. No request is too small. We don't have to wait for a crisis, to talk to God. When is the best time to pray? Any time and any place. Have you spent time in prayer today?

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