Prayer is something that we can never do enough. Prayer should be an important part of each of our lives. Prayer is the thing that should get us from day to day. The song says, "whisper a prayer in the morning, whisper a prayer at noon, whisper a prayer in the evening just to keep your heart in tune." Prayer is what we should do each and everyday. The Scripture reminds us we should watch as well as pray, because one never knows what is going to happen, and the devil is always busy. We should pray so we are not easily tempted. Things happen when you put prayer on the shelf and do things your own way. I encourage you today to be a person that is not afraid to pray. Pray when you feel like it, and pray when you don't feel like it. Prayer is the tool that will get you from situation to situation. When nobody else is around or nobody else understands what you are going through, talk to God. God is always there and He understands exactly what you are going through and He will never let you down. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. You may have the spirit to do things, but your flesh tries to talk you out of the things your spirit wants to do. Don't let your flesh win, heed to the things of the spirit and know that God will hear and answer your prayers. I am going to pray no matter what is happening in my life. Since I am going to make prayer my priority I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord help me to pray through all that I face, and have faith that you will see me through it all. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY