And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves (Matt. 21:13 KJV).
Prayer is your key to enjoying, knowing, and experiencing the presence of God. It is the practical outworking of living His presence.
Jesus said in our verse above that God’s House shall be called the house of prayer. God’s House is the dwelling place of His Presence, and that House is you and me in Christ. Jesus is telling us that our very life, day by day, will be a life of prayer.
This does not mean we will do nothing other than stay in our private place of prayer all day long. Prayer is essentially talking with God and this is the KEY to practicing God’s presence. When you talk with God, you speak to Him and He speaks to you. It is a two-way communication.
This is how we put God’s presence to work practically in our lives, by communicating with Him. This is not only the highest form of prayer but is the very essence of what prayer is all about.
Do everything within your power to train yourself to commune with God constantly all day, no matter where you are. It is not hard. It just takes practice. By doing this, you will be building the consciousness of God’s presence in you.
Why do you think there is so much pressure to quench or silence our prayer lives? Does Satan know something about prayer which many of us still do not know?
APPLY THE WORD
Do two simple things today. First, make sure you set aside time to seek God in private prayer. Second, stay in prayer all day as you train yourself to learn to talk with God. It might be as simple as just saying, “Lord, I thank you for Jesus,” during the day.
Ask the Spirit to help you develop not only your personal private prayer time, but also the all-day-long habit of talking with God.
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