Prayer needs to be at the very heart of God’s church, for there can be no real power in the church, or in the lives of the believers without prayer. When I was young, we had mid-week prayer service where we gathered together to ask for God’s power and healing. For many congregations today, prayer service is a thing of the past; yet, our souls need to be fed. In 1 Thessalonians 5:23, we find these words:
“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.”
Throughout this letter, prayer is empathized. The letter concludes with the comprehensive prayer. The God of peace grants us inward peace . The apostle prays that the believer’s spirit, soul and body may be kept sound and blameless. He prays that believers will stay true to God and they will trust God. His desire is for them to honor God with their lives and not have divided loyalties. It is my prayer today, that as a result of this devotion, we will do some soul searching and ask ourselves about our prayer life. Does our prayer life measure up to our commitment to Christ? Hopefully and prayerfully, prayer is part of our day-to-day living.