2 Timothy 1:3 - Pray

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I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

2 Timothy 1:3, ESV 

I covet prayers like this and think of how God has blessed me in my faith journey, and I hope that others are praying for my children with such prayers. Prayer is a vital part of our faith life and necessary for the growth of a faithful people. Unfortunately, the busyness of life often gets in the way of spending time in prayer. Martin Luther says, “I have so much to do that I must pray no less than three to four hours.” It seems contrary in our age, but what was being conveyed by the great reformer is the vital need for prayer to complete anything. Nothing is more important than prayer, and we shouldn’t forgo prayer because time is short. As you begin your day, remember who is TRULY in control and pray.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.



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