Prayer– The ‘Lifeblood’ of our Relationship with God

A Martin Luther quote says: “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing”.

One of the most important habits we can establish is beginning each day by walking with God in His word & prayer. Psalm 5: 3 (AMP) says: “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will prepare a prayer and a sacrifice for You and watch and wait for You to speak to my heart”. It is not hard to sense the commitment here.

A good question: “Am I am just praying on ‘auto pilot’ just ‘saying some prayers’ and not really expecting God to do anything about it?” Or am I looking around expectantly every day, watching to see what God will do?

That’s what David did — and that’s what we should do as well: pray — and then “eagerly watch”! We can only do that if we have a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. But it is not just “a” relationship; it is by far the single most important relationship you and I have, and David shows us here in Psalm 5 that it deserves our priority commitment. Will you make it YOUR commitment? Will you say with David, “In the morning, O LORD, You WILL hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You, and watch”?

A challenge for 2018 is to commit ourselves to deepening our relationship with God; commit ourselves to pray as David did; to see God move in each of our lives, and strategically here at Fairfield Baptist Church.

Contributed by Louise McLaughlan