How do you pray?

Questions & Answers May 6, 2016

Q: Pastor Wilson, my question is very simple: How do you pray? — Boyan

A: Often. Prayer is a wonderful privilege that God offers to each one of us, anytime, anywhere. The manner in which I pray varies — depending on the situation. Sometimes I’m standing when I pray, other times sitting, and sometimes I kneel. I frequently pray when I’m walking or driving.

During committee and board meetings I often pray aloud at the beginning, asking God’s guidance on the discussion and decisions that we will be making that day. During committees I many times send a prayer to the Lord asking for wisdom with an issue or item. When meeting with people in my office we almost always begin and end with prayer. During the day as I’m going about my work at the office or while traveling, I often send up a silent prayer, asking for God’s wisdom and guidance.

Of course I also have personal prayer and devotional time at the beginning of each day. My wife and I pray together at the beginning and the end of every day. It is during this private time with God that we open our hearts to Him and gain strength for each new day and for protection through the night. Every morning, as I fall to my knees from my bed, I try to ask for God’s wisdom for the day.

I don’t know what people do without prayer. The Lord is my constant companion during the day and night. What a privilege to open the heart to the Lord. As we are told, prayer is the key that unlocks heaven’s storehouse. What a privilege to be in direct contact with the throne room of heaven. Let’s claim the promise of Hebrews 4:16 and through prayer come boldly to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ, our Creator, Redeemer, High Priest, Coming King and Best Friend!

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