“Pray always” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
When we pray, the God of the heavens and the earth stops all things and becomes laser focused on you and your prayers. The moment you utter, “Father…”, God, in all his being, is fully present to hear your prayers.
What an amazing reality!
We are told in James 1:17 that, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”
When Jesus was instructing his disciples about prayer, Jesus says, “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11-13).
The key phrase is “How much more.”
It is worth noting that Jesus couples prayers with the gift of the Holy Spirit. God wants us to pray prayers that honor him and further the kingdom.
Or put in another way, if God said “yes” to all every prayer you prayed in the last seven days, how would the world be different?
Would the world look more like God’s kingdom here on earth?
Pray always. Pray without ceasing. Pray God-honoring prayers.