Pray continually.”  1 Thessalonians 5:17 

I would be lying to you if I said that I fully understood the dynamics of prayer. I don’t, but I know that God commands us to pray, and that prayer is our primary way to pour out our hearts to God and spend quality time with Him. Throughout the Bible we are commanded to pray, and we are told of the great effectiveness of the prayers of God’s children. 

Just like we breathe, with regularity and consistency, we are to pray. And with that in mind, I’d like to focus today’s devotional time on prayer. Pray with me please.

Pray for peace in a war-torn world.

Pray for humility and wisdom in a world governed by foolishness and pride.

Pray for generosity in world driven by self-interest.

Pray for victory in a world filled with temptation.

Pray for light in a world filled with darkness.

Pray for justice in a world marred by partiality and injustice.

Pray for healing in a world ravaged by brokenness and disease.

Pray for forgiveness in a world filled with animosity and hostility.

Pray for love in a world torn by hatred.

And, most of all, pray for salvation in a world lost in sin.

Pray continually, and seek righteousness, remembering that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b)

 Do you pray continually? 

“Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” (Roans 12:21). “Pray continually.” 

Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.

Dan Kinnaman

Pastor, Maple Root Baptist Church