Time to Pray

Jesus did not have the benefits of our modern technology yet He had time to pray (Matthew 14:23). He would take time from His busy schedule where the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matthew 11:5), and He would slip away from the throngs of people to find time with His Father alone.

We live in a generation that has more “time-saving” devices than you can shake a stick at (or have your robot shake a stick at). Still, so many seem to struggle to find time away from their busy schedule to attend worship services, involve ourselves in church function or even… pray.

One day, time will be no more and our eternity will be sealed. Our destination after this existence will be based upon how we spent our time (Ecclesiastes 12:14). What will not be a deciding factor in our ending up in Heaven or Hell is how much time we spent making money or recreating or a host of other distractions that congest our path through this life. It will be on whether we learned about and obeyed the Father, Who said through the apostle Paul, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). If you are not constant, consistent and committed to prayer, start now; it is time to pray.

JDS