THE DISCIPLINE OF PRAYER
by Dr. Glynn Stone
Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2 (HCSB)
Job 33:14 states, “for God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it.” (HCSB) While God uses people, sermons and even signs to communicate with His children, the number one way God speaks is through His Scripture. By starting this 40-day journey today, you are declaring, “God, I want to hear from you more than I hear from anyone else.”
Each day, the Word of God must guide your time alone with Him. There is so much more depth to Scripture than what readily meets the eye the first time you read it. Some truths never seem to sink in unless you take the time to sit and stare at the text. Meditating on Scripture is the art of digging out the most that we can from every word. Try it now with Colossians 4:2: “Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.” (HCSB)
- What does this verse say to you about the needs you are facing?
- What is it saying to you about your tendency to be distracted?
- What is God saying to you about your attitude?
Prayer: Lord, I realize that I don’t have what it takes to be a Christian without Your help. Today, I ask that You remove the hardness of my heart and the walls that I’ve built that shut You out. Direct me to truth today through Your Word.
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” -Martin Luther
Engage10K Request: Pray for Pastor Glynn as he leads us in engaging 10,000 East Texas households in the next three years.