Need some help to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17)? Here are a dozen good reasons for praying seven days a week:
#1: Jesus asks us to be – Effective prayers are persistent prayers: “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:9-10).
#2. God blesses us everyday: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
#3. God’s love is experienced everyday: “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (I John 4:8).
#4: Our leaders make difficult decisions everyday: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority” (I Timothy 2:1-2a).
#5: Something will likely worry us everyday: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
#6: Everyday someone is troubled by a health problem or physical concern: “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray” (James 5:13).
#7: Everyday we sin: “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions” (Psalm 51:1).
#8: Everyday someone somewhere would benefit from a missionary for Christ: “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest , that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).
#9: Everyday someone needs encouragement: “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me” (Romans 15:1-3).
#10: We need God’s wisdom every day: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).
#11: Today could be our last day: “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59).
#12: Everyday someone misses an opportunity to answer the Lord’s invitation: “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge” (Romans 10:1-2).
See more about daily prayer in our YouTube video: “Always … Be Prayerful”