Romans 8:34

“Christ Jesus is He who died, yes rather who was raised who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.” Romans 8:34 

If you have Jesus in your heart, you will develop a heart for prayer. He lives to intercede. Follow His heart, not yours.

Acts 6:4 

‪"We will devote ourselves to prayer." Acts 6:4 

Devotion is more than mere emotion. It is disciplined adherence to a chosen path, uninterrupted, earnest pursuit towards something precious, a willingness to persevere, constant diligence towards one purpose.

Colossians 2:6-7

"Overflowing with gratitude." Col. 2:6-7 ‬

‪Believing in Jesus releases an abundant, extravagant attitude of thanksgiving from your heart. Make sure your face is informed about it. Prayer releases an overflow of gratitude & places a smile on your face.

Luke 6:12

"He went off to the mountain to pray, & spent the whole night in prayer to God." LK 6:12 ‬

‪Jesus climbed above the clamor & chaos of ministry, to hear & to obey His Father's voice. You should too. Before you do more for Jesus, spend more time with Him. ‬

Genesis 50:20

‪"But God meant it for good." GEN 50:20 

Scripture's use of conjunctions reveals a holy junction betw/ dysfunction & unction. "BUT GOD" reminds us, He intervenes in our lives. 

Prayer invites Him to transform our quiet desperation into new hope. So, we pray.‬

Luke 11:8

‪“Yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need." LK 11:8 ‬

‪Jesus described answered prayer as persistent prayer. The Father is not moved by your flawless eloquence, but by your shameless persistence. ‬

Colossians 1:13

"For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, & transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." COL. 1:13 

God required a price for forgiveness of sins. Jesus paid it all. When you pray, give thanks.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

"First of all I urge...prayers...for all in authority." 1 Tim. 2:1-2 

Taking God-given rights lightly, leads to giving them up easily. Self-righteousness posing as benign piety & helpless self-resignation are poor substitutes for Christian citizenship. PRAY.