Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
Prayer allows us to learn God’s heart for us and to share our hearts with Him. Prayer is powerful and often changes our perspectives, our circumstances, or both. We pray daily to connect with God relationally, express our emotions to Him honestly, allow Him to guide our thinking, and ask Him to move in our lives and our world.
Spend at least five minutes each day sitting still, doing nothing, in a quiet place. Begin by asking God to speak to you. As different things come into your mind, write them down and verbally invite the Holy Spirit to be involved in whatever you think about. Then do your best to let that thought or emotion rest, being satisfied with God’s presence and trusting in his power.
Practice confession this week. Find something, big or small, that you need to confess (we can all do this; something that is obviously a sin or that you sense God telling you should be different in your life) and tell a close friend. Then, pray about it together.
Text someone today or tomorrow and ask how you can pray for them. Put it on your calendar to pray for them at the same time every day throughout the next week.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18