Saturday, March 3, 2007

When is the best time to pray?

God is always there to hear and to receive our prayers; He is always available to us. He loves it when we come to Him, and He encourages us to seek Him out. In both the Old and the New Testaments we are told that that if we seek Him we will find Him (Deut 4:29; Prov 8:17; Jer 29:13; Matt 7:7).

People always ask, what is the best time to pray? If we look at prayer as simply a cause and an effect, the answer would be when there is a need that is the time to pray. However, prayer is so much more than coming to the Lord with a list of requests; it is about growing in our relationship and developing a level of ongoing communication.

One way to answer this question about when to pray is to look at it terms of how we communicate today. Prayer can be like making a cell phone call, sending a text message, or sending an email. We have our phones and computers around us all time (many people actually have them with them all the time) and at anytime we can send a message. When we want to communicate, we just do it. However, we can take this a step farther and we can just go online and stay online, we don't have to be limited to making multiple calls. With today's technology there are anytime minutes and there are online chat features; people can stay on line all the time, if they want to �" and there are people who come close to doing this.

Today's technology is great and it has opened up communication to a whole new level. All the different communication providers continue to make it easier and easier for us to be in touch with others. However, none of this technology compares to what God offers us. He is always available and He is always there for us. All we need to do is simply seek Him. This invitation, this benefit, this relationship is open to each and every person. All of us at any time can simply talk to the Lord, we can pray, we can ask questions, or we can just simple be with Him. He is always there, because He is everywhere all at the same time.

So when is the best time to pray? My simple answer is now. Now is the best time to pray. Now is the best time to be in relationship with Him and to be in Him.

God Bless you all.


mangalam said...

your answer to best time to pray is really great
as you said i lift up my heart to the LORDnow along with thoughts about you.may God bless us
thank you
lovingly tharian m kurian

MERCY said...

I can also add that we can be in prayer almost all the time as we just talk to God as our friend. It doesn't have to be aloud in our hearts also.
God Bless