HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU PRAY? – A short encouragement on prayer.
Have you ever wondered how often you should pray as a believer?, Prayer is an integral part of the life of a Christian. A prayer less Christian is a powerless Christian. All through scriptures, we are asked to pray and taught the benefits and power residing in prayers.
As we rounded off our prayer series that began earlier in the month of May, we will be answering the question “How often should you pray?”
In clear terms, the Bible tells us never to stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says Pray without ceasing. This Means that we are meant to pray without stopping. There should never be a time in your life as a believer that you’re not praying.
You should pray as you walk, as you work, as you drive, as you cook, as you eat, as you go about your day. No time is off limits for prayer.
In a more practical sense, how often should a believer pray in a week? Believers must pray everyday.
How often in the day? Jesus Christ gives a hint when he prayed and asked his disciples to do same.
Matthew 26:40 KJV
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
The term “watch” here refers to praying. If you’re wondering how long you should pray in a day, one hour is a great way to start taking cue from the scripture we just looked at.
If this is difficult for you to do presently, you can trust God for grace as you begin to engage discipline and begin making attempts to pray.
Luke 18:1 – KJV
And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint.
A good way to start is committing never to miss the daily prayers posted on this platform (RCCGONLINE.ORG) every day.