“…that men always ought to pray and not lose heart…”– Luke 18:1
We are to be in constant communion with the Lord. We are to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). The Bible tells us faith comes by hearing and that by God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Constant prayer will help to increase our faith. We will remember who God is and His promises to us given through His Word. When our minds are on the Lord, we will not lose heart.
How are we to be in constant prayer when we have other responsibilities? We are to be like the Apostle Paul. It was said that Paul’s life consisted of continual prayer. He still had to work, of course, and could not always be on his knees. But when Paul looked up from his threading, it is said that the compass of his heart would point back to His Maker and prayer. He was in continual communication with the Lord.
Someone once wrote, “We are a welcome guest at the table of promise.” Such an accurate statement for the Christian. It is unfortunate, however, that some do not exercise this right and rarely take a seat. Jesus has made the way into the throne room of heaven. The Christian has direct access to God at any time and any place. May we choose to exercise this right often. It is ongoing prayer that will keep us in constant communion with our Savior. It will keep us in unity with Him and continually at the table of promise. It is in His promises where we will not lose heart.
“It is the believer’s privilege to have access at all times to his heavenly Father. Whatever our desires, our difficulties, our needs, we are at liberty to spread all before Him. It does not matter how much we may have sinned; we may ask for and expect pardon. No matter how wealthy or how poor we are, we may plead His promise that He will provide all things that we need. We have permission to approach His throne at all times – in midnight’s darkest hour or in noontide’s most burning heat. Exercise your right, believer, and live up to your privilege.”– C. H. Spurgeon