How often are we vigilant in prayer?
How often are we earnest?
Each day should find us earnestly seeking after God's will through the reading of His Word in our Bibles and our time spent in prayer. Prayer should be the first thing we do in every situation, but too often, we let it be the last thing, or our last resort. This is SO wrong and so out of tune with what God desires from us!
God wants us to seek Him. We should be focused on asking for His help with our everyday lives, each decision, each word we speak. I too fail at this. I think we all do at times. What matters is if we stay fallen, or if we quickly realize our sin and repent of it. God is so quick to forgive us. God is so full of mercy.
Let's determine to seek God first each morning, even before we get out of bed. Let us resolve to continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it all day long! Each time someone comes to mind, pray for them. Each time a situation makes you unsure or anxious, seek God in prayer and ask Him to once again give you His peace.
I know, you are busy, life is moving by in front of your eyes. Yet, you need not close your eyes and hide in a closet to pray. (Although it is a good idea to spend some time this way in deep, devoted prayer.) What we need to be doing is taking every opportunity to pray. You need only close your mouth, open your heart, and pray.
Pray for God to lead you, to Him to provide for the needy, for Him to touch hearts. Pray for His will to be done.
This is a prayer that never fails. Jesus taught it to His disciples in Matthew 6:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
May His will be done in our lives.