Always Pray
May 13, 2023
“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1 (ESV)
Communication is essential in any relationship. If a relationship is going to be successful, communication is the key. It is also essential to remember that communication is listening as well as speaking. In our relationship with The Lord, we must have good communication as we spend time listening and speaking to Him. When we pray, we should ensure that we are not just giving God our laundry list of things we need Him to do, but we should also take time and listen to what God needs us to do. The Scripture reminds us that, Jesus spoke to them in a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. I encourage you today that no matter what it is you are facing in your life, take it to The Lord in prayer. Pray when things are working out for you, and pray when you do not know how they are going to work out. Pray when you know what to do, and pray when you do not have a clue what to do. Pray when you have people around you, and pray when you feel like you are alone. Prayer is the key that unlocks so many doors and turns things around. There is not a situation that prayer is not in order or where prayer will not work. Storms, trials, and challenges will come in your life, but no matter how difficult they may seem, pray your way through, and do not lose heart, because God answers prayer. When the sun is shining in my life, I will pray. When the clouds are hanging low in my life, I will pray. When I have friends, and when I cannot find any of my friends, I will pray. Since I will pray always and often, I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for all the great and wonderful things you are doing in my life. Thank you for hearing me when I pray and thank you for talking to me when I pray. I will not lose heart, but I will always pray and trust you. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY