Prepare or Impair Part 3
By Greg Sanders
Matthew 24:44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
Prayer prepares us like nothing else. By the same token, nothing impairs a person’s life like prayerlessness. One of the keys of living ready and influencing those around us to live ready is to be people of prayer. Even Jesus, though He was the Son of God, placed a huge emphasis in prayer. It was said of Him that He often withdrew to pray. When the disciples saw Jesus pray, it cultivated in them a desire in them to be able to connect to the Father in an increasing manner. In Luke 11:1 they ask for Jesus to “teach” them how to pray. One of the greatest preparations we make is to teach people how to pray.
“An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.” – Charles Stanley
One of the best ways we can prepare people around us is by teaching them how to pray. Prayer is not taught best by lessons. Prayer is best taught by example. Most would say that prayer changes things. Many would even agree that prayer changes the person who is praying. But I would like to offer a third consideration today. Prayer changes those who witness you pray. When people see you pray, it cultivates in them a desire to connect to the Father. Never underestimate the power of your daily prayer.
Today’s Challenge: Prepare those around you today by praying for them. Allow that prayer to change you but also remember your prayer is speaking an unforgettable message to them.