Joyce Meyer – Pray First

Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

— Mark 14:38 (AMPC)

Praying is probably the most important part of life preparation, yet so many people today ignore or forget this vital part of the process. I suggest you don’t do anything without first praying. The Bible says that we should acknowledge God in all our ways, and He will direct our steps and make them sure (see Proverbs 3:6). It’s not enough to know that He’s there. We must call on Him daily for His guidance and His strength.

I have been walking with God most of my life, and I am still learning the importance of not trying to do anything without praying. The Bible says we are to pray without ceasing. This does not mean that we do nothing all day except pray, but it does make the point that prayer is one of the most important things we can ever do. We need to pray our way through the day. Prayer opens the door for God to work in our lives, situations, and the lives of our loved ones. God will enable you to do things that will frequently surprise you if you take Him as your partner in life. But you must start with prayer.

Prayer of the Day: Lord, teach me to pray first, before attempting anything on my own. Help me to bring You into every moment of my day and life. I need Your guidance and strength in all that I do, amen.

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