The first Thursday in May has been designated the National Day of Prayer for quite some time and today is the 60th year of the designation. The scripture for this year’s event is Psalm 91:2 – I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Pray With God is one of 42 Principles for Experiencing an Abundant Life that I have identified. Praying with God helps keep us connected with Him and it’s our ongoing connection with God that enables us to experience the kind of life that Jesus died for us to have. “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. ” Jesus in John 15:4-5
Isn’t it interesting that the shortest verse in the Bible tells us how frequently we are to pray – Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. The more we are intentional in staying connected with God through prayer, the more it demonstrates that we are dependent upon him to meet our deep needs and to live life. As we continually acknowledge our need for him, we are likely to remain humble, and being humble sets the stage for God to give us more grace. James 4:6
As you go throughout today, ask God to help you stay connected with him in an attitude of dependence and in prayer. Praying With God is a biblical principle that will contribute to you experiencing joy, hope and peace – an abundant life, and I believe an abundant life favors health and well being.
Pray With God – Relevant Scriptures
Matthew 6:6-13, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Timothy 2:1-3, Hebrews 4:16, Mark 1:35, James 5:13-16
Pray With God – Other Resources