Daily Devotion

Time to Pray

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
Research has found that people in the United States check their social media accounts 17 times per day, which is about once every waking hour. And teens spend nine hours every day consuming media.
What if we prayed as often as we check social media? As John Piper put it, “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
Some Christians say they don’t pray more because they don’t have the time. But we do have time to pray. Don’t tell me that you don’t. We probably would never admit this, but I think we don’t pray more because we don’t think prayer is all that important.
But if prayer is not that important, then why would Jesus have spent so much time praying? In fact, it was His prayer life that caused His disciples to come to Him and say, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples” (Luke 11:1 NKJV).
Life is a lot easier when we pray about things. Prayer really does matter. Not only are we asking God to help us, but we are also asking God for wisdom. The Bible says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5 NKJV). I need wisdom. Don’t you?
We have problems. We have questions. We have needs. This is why we need to pray, because prayer, among other things, is God’s appointed way for us to obtain things. Maybe you’re wondering why you’re going through life never knowing the will of God. Have you prayed about it? As James says, “You do not have because you do not ask.”

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