13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
myGod, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. 4 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
Praying for someone is the best thing you can do for them. Do it from the comfort of your home, while walking or doing a prayer drive. Considering Sunday is Halloween, a prayer drive around your community praying for God to build up the walls against spiritual warfare is an excellent idea.
Praying continually means making prayer a regular part of your life, like the praying mantis. There are other faiths that pray at regularly schedule intervals but I bet most Christians don’t pray even when they rise or when they go to bed.
We Christians have a tendency to just sit back and relax and think “God’s got this, I don’t need to pray.” Yes, we do need to pray continually throughout the day.
I do pray for my customers during the day. Sometimes it might be a simple “Bless Her/Him, Lord.” Other times it is a quickie prayer for a specific need they happen to mention during our conversation.
Find times to pray more (waking, breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime). Go on prayer walks or zoom around your city. You never know who God will work and He WILL work, just keep your eyes and ears open.
What are the characteristics of your God? Are there things He can’t do? Is He mortal like you? Is He loving and forgiving?
When you confess your sins to Him are you do so out of fear and dread of being tarred and feathered?
The Bible verse referenced the Day 28 devotion by Tripp explains who you are confessing to:
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:14 -16
Just a little something to meditate on to give you the confidence to pray and confess your sins before God and humbly asking for His forgiveness.