Do You Believe Prayer Is Optional for You?

June 6, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart”

(Luke 18:1)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

I think the reason we don’t pray with frequency and fervency today is because we think we can do things on our own without prayer. You know, perhaps the worst thing about us is not our prayerlessness but our pride.

We have our plans, machinery and methods. We have our pastors, choirs, Bible fellowships, and buildings. So we come to church thinking, “We’ll get it done; we know how to do it.”

And you know what the devil does? He stands in the corner and smirks. He says, “You can have your buildings, your choirs, your preacher—have everything you want. You can even have your Bible studies, as long as you leave out prayer.” Satan knows the power of God that comes with the kind of fervent prayer that will not take no for an answer.

ACTION POINT:

We must get it in our heads: the devil was even willing to go head-to-head in battle with the archangel Michael (Daniel 10:12-13). But he fears our prayers! He will do everything he can to keep you distracted and off your knees. Spend time in prayer. The devil mocks at our schemes, laughs at our organizations, ridicules our talents, but he fears our prayers. Pray—not only frequently but fervently.