Devote Yourself to Prayer

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 In thinking about the new year and what I want my life to look like…prayer is the first word that came to mind.

Following are some quotes from Charles Spurgeon in his Morning by Morning devotional that really hit home to me as I was reading from January 2.

“It is interesting to note the large portion of God’s sacred Word dedicated to the subject of prayer, either in delivering examples to follow, demanding obedience to its truth, or declaring promises regarding it.”

“We can be certain that whatever God has made so prominent in His Word, He intends to be conspicuously evident in our lives. If He says so much about prayer, it is because He knows how much we need it. Our needs are so deep that we must not cease to pray until we are in heaven.”

“Prayer is the breath, the password, the comfort, the strength and the privilege of a Christian. So if you are a child of God, you will seek your Father’s face and live in your Father’s love.”

“Pray this year you will be holy, humble, devoted and diligent; that you will be an example and a blessing to others, and that you will live more and more for the glory of your Master. May our motto this year be: Devote yourselves to prayer.”

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving

This year my goal and motto is to “devote myself to prayer”. Not just to pray more but to be devoted ,alert and thankful when I pray. To diligently pray, not just a quick prayer when I first wake up or go to sleep, when I hear of a need or when driving etc…  These are all good times to “pray without ceasing” but to have a plan and determined purpose to spend time with Him in prayer,seeking Him, praising Him, being thankful for who He is and what He has done…all for His glory.

Join me to live Inside Out by being devoted to prayer,

What is your goal or motto this year?



About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 40 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

6 Responses to Devote Yourself to Prayer

  1. Aisha says:

    This is a great post! Prayer has been on my heart too. I needed to read this today. Thanks for sharing!

  2. jonstolpe says:

    Epiphany is my word for 2013. I’m excited to see God revealed in new ways in the coming year.

  3. Dionne says:

    Devoted to prayer is a great focus word for this year. Yes, to have intention with praying is something I need to work on as well. Weak is my word…interested and scared to see where that leads.

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