One of the best ways to put a Christian on a guilt trip is to ask, “How much do you pray every day?” Guilt trips aren’t beneficial. However, prayer is infinitely beneficial, because prayer is communication with God. As you face your day with its challenges, disappointments, joys, or trials, consider these ten reasons to pray.
Ten Reasons To Pray Today
- To thank God (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
- To resist temptation (Matthew 26:41).
- To receive what is necessary for life (Matthew 6:13).
- To give God our worries, anxieties, and fears (Philippians 4:6).
- To see people saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
- To receive reward (Matthew 6:6).
- To confess sin (Daniel 9:3).
- To praise God (Psalm 7:17).
- To submit to God’s gracious sovereignty and acknowledge His authority (Daniel 4:35).
- To confess our sins, and experience God’s faithful and just forgiveness and cleansing (1 John 1:9).
As You Pray…
- As you pray, believe. When the Bible discusses prayer, it does so with the expectation that prayer will be answered (John 14:14). Martin Luther put it this way, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.”
- As you pray, pray big. No request is too big, or menial for God.
- As you pray, rejoice. Although prayer is often hard work, and done with tears, prayer is also a coupled with joy (1 Thessalonians 5:16).