The Power of Daily Prayer – How to Make it a Habit. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools that we have as Christians. It allows us to communicate directly with God and to bring our needs, concerns, and praises to Him.
But, like any habit, prayer can be challenging to make a part of our daily routine. It’s easy to get caught up in our lives busyness and forget to take time to pray. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2)
Power of Daily Prayer
But what if I told you that making prayer a daily habit could change your life? It’s true! Making prayer a daily habit can profoundly impact our relationship with God, our perspective on life, and our ability to handle the challenges that come our way.
When you have regular communion with God, you don’t even feel yourself becoming a qualitatively better person. This is the most beautiful fruit of daily prayer.
How to Make Daily Prayer a Habit
So, how do we make prayer a daily habit? The key is to start small and to be consistent. Don’t try to do too much too soon, or you’ll be overwhelmed and give up. Instead, start by setting aside just 5 minutes a day to pray. You can do this first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, or before bed. The important thing is that you set aside a specific time every day to pray.
Once you’ve made prayer a part of your daily routine, you can increase your time in prayer. For example, maybe you start with 5 minutes daily and then increase it to 10 minutes daily. But, again, the key is to be consistent and to make prayer a non-negotiable part of your daily routine.
Another way to make prayer a habit is to find a prayer partner. This could be a friend, family member, or youth group member. You can commit to praying together at a specific time every day.
Feel the Power of Daily Prayer
Daily prayer helps us to turn our minds to Christ and commit our day to Him. So make it a goal to spend a moment with the Lord in the morning. You will be pleasantly surprised at the positive impact of this habit.