Making Prayer a Priority

“Pray continually.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

School supplies have hit the store shelves, so you know what that means: The lazy days of summer are coming to an end.

What’s the best way to prepare for the inevitable flurry of activity that’s just around the corner? By getting on our knees.

Prayer is what will get us ready for the busy season ahead. If we want God to work out His will in our families, businesses, churches, and ministries, then we must be intentional about praying on a regular basis. Henry Drummond, a Scottish evangelist, once said, “Ten minutes spent in the presence of Christ every day, aye, two minutes, will make the whole day different.”

Henry was right. I know from experience that when I fail to meet with the Lord first thing in the morning, the rest of my day suffers. On my own, I struggle with anger, impatience, and selfishness. However, when I connect with the Lord, meditate on His promises, and rely on His strength, I’m able to rest in His perfect peace.

To keep myself accountable in the area of prayer during the upcoming school year, I’ve decided to set aside a day each week to fast. I’ve chosen Thursdays, beginning August 23rd. I’d like to invite you to join me.

Would you be willing to abstain from one or two meals on Thursdays to pray for your children, grandchildren, other family members, and/or friends? If so, mark your calendar for August 23rd. I believe we will see the Lord do mighty, miraculous things as we seek His face and persevere in prayer!

Note: If Thursdays don’t work with your schedule, you can always choose another day!


  1. Thanks for this reminder