Just as one hour a day at the gym will dramatically upgrade your life, one hour of prayer per day will dramatically upgrade your spiritual life.
But I don’t have time to spend an hour in prayer.
But you do have time.
No, I don’t.
Yes, you do.
No, I don’t.
The guys who go to the gym are busy as most, but smarter than most. Their higher energy level means they do more in less time with better efficiency. They have less down time due to illnesses…. less appointments with doctors, etcetera. And their investment at the gym translates into extended lives.
Likewise, prayer is a good investment.
Spiritually, you won’t get any further than your prayer life. And (please get this) you will go as far as your prayer life. Prayer time is never wasted time. Just as two dollars worth of gas will take you further than one, two hours with Lord Jesus will take you further than one hour. More prayer, more protection. More prayer, more “gold, silver, precious stones”. More prayer, less “wood, hay, straw”. More prayer, more of every good thing.
Our Lord accomplished so much because our Lord prayed much.
Every one of us are blessed by Paul’s writings…. a result of his fervent prayer life. Prayer is a must for those wanting to be used much. Doing much with little prayer is as impossible as a long trip on half a tank. So…. go to bed earlier, get up earlier.
But I do my praying throughout the day, you know, when I’m doing my responsibilities.
Commendable. And yet…. if you had a prayer monitor (yet to be invented) you would see that those fifteen-to-twenty-second intervals talking to Jesus don’t add up to much. [See note.]
Please consider: You can actually affect the outcome of your life through an hour (or more) of prayer time.
Yes, but I lack self-discipline. I just can’t do it.
Jesus: “My grace is sufficient for you.”