Key verse: Psalms 55:17
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Read: Luke 18:1-8
Prayer is a very essential part of the Christian journey to success in life. Prayer is a two-way communication between man and God. It is of necessity initiated by man to God. Christ is the central point in an effective prayer. Without Him we can do nothing, as the scripture says. And indeed, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. To live a life without praying is to live devoid of assistance and therefore have an uninspired life.
Success in life is measurable through relationship with God. It is not everyone that is wealthy that is successful. Success is a matter of internal satisfaction. Your relationship with God is bonded through prayer. It is known that God will not relate with someone in iniquity. One of the surest ways to know if you are in sync with God is through prayers. Joshua had a relationship with God. He got a promise to have victory throughout his life. But somehow, he neglected to pray at a time and allowed his army to go to battle. They suffered defeat and disgrace from a small foe. Until he prayed and sought the face of the Lord, they could not conquer. More importantly, God had to reveal the impediment in his camp to him for him to make amends first. Unless God shows you how you appear before Him in a mirror you may not yet know how filthy you appear. But if you will constantly go to Him in prayer, He sure will let you know how to proceed for Him to embrace you. Like the relationship between the Father and His son, God expects you to discuss with Him every time of the day.
When a son refuses to go to the father, although the father misses him, he is the one that loses the benefit of the father as he is not the only child. When you get too distant from the father, you may have to cry out loud to have him hear you as against your being a constant communicator whose language and code is easily understood. If only you will approach God in prayer, He is kinder and more loving than any other being. He will hear you and respond to you. But to get the maximal result, pray in the name of Jesus. That is a sure access code that cannot be denied. It makes your joy full when you do so.
Father, I thank you for always hearing me when I call on you; please prevent me from doing anything that may get me distanced from you ever in Jesus name.