A song writer writes: “Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of Prayer!” Truly, the hour of prayer is so sweet and seasoning. It affords the mortal man to commune intimately with the Immortal God in a Father-child relationship. It gives us immense opportunities to pour out our petitions before God.
Prayer offers us the privilege to unburden all our cares on Christ and receive rest for our soul. It provides us with an ample chance of asking and receiving, seeking and finding and knocking to get the door opened.
Prayer is the key that opens the door of heaven for divine rain of blessings. It is the hand of man that is stretched out by faith to receive all his needs from God. It is the source of strength, pathway to power and cornerstone of continual victory.
Those who pray gallantly prevail against the devil’s onslaughts. Progress in life and in academic endeavors is facilitated by prayer. The devil trembles when you pray but may attempt to tempt when you play. Prayer is efficacious and powerful. It pays to pray.
Our text today indicates the psalmist's hours of prayer in the morning, noon and evening. Prayer is as important as our daily food, which we take three times daily. The Bible enjoins us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17): always to pray and not to faint (Luke 18:1): continuing instant in prayer (Romans 12:12): everywhere (1 Timothy 2:8); and pray one for another (James 5: 16).
God is interested in our prayers. He is willing to answer our prayers if we will obey His words and do His will.
CHALLENGE: Strength for the day is received by prayer in the morning.
PRAYER: Help me to pray aright Oh God as I call upon you every day.