"Go forth and make disciples of all nations" ~ Matthew 28:19
But I think sometimes we all fall into this sometimes during life with our own prayer. We make excuses. We say no, I’ll pray later. I’ll only pray at this time, I’ll only pray for this long. We put prayer in a box, we don’t let the Spirit lead us. And sometimes I find, especially when I’m working to much, or to fast, or I’m too busy - I find that I start to rely on myself and think I can do it all on my own and I stop even thinking about prayer.
Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever put prayer in a box? Or shut prayer out completely? Have you been too busy to even think about praying?
I know I have, unfortunately, but it’s true.
We must always be thinking about prayer we must always have an active prayer life. Our prayer is our personal relationship with God! That is the most vitally important thing in our lives!
We have to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) it is so important. We have to constantly build, grow and nurture our relationship with the Lord. Constantly, never stopping!
We must “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5) because we can’t live this life ourselves without the guidance, direction, support and grace from God. He is what gives us abundant life and we can do all things through him. (John 10:10, Philippians 4:13)
So, back to Siri. When she says, “I have everything I need in the cloud”, well “the cloud” is the world in which Siri lives in. And the Lord calls us all to “live in the world but not of the world” (John 17:16) That’s because everything that we need is not in this world, and not of this world. Everything we need to live and survive and thrive and grow towards holiness and greatness is of the Kingdom of God in Heaven and comes from and of the Spirit of the Lord in the Holy Spirit.
We need a prayer life! We need the Holy Spirit! We need God! We need to have a relationship with Him.
Now I don’t know if this post will change Siri’s mind if I ask her the question again, so let me ask you:
Hey, do you want to pray? 🙏