The next spiritual discipline is a consistent prayer life. Our prayers represent a spiritual communion with God through the means of thanksgiving, adoration, supplication, petition and confession. From our Scripture reading, consider how much Jesus depended on prayer. Jesus prayed not only to set an example but also to teach us that even the Son of God needed to be connected to God through prayer. It was obvious that unless He had spent time with the Father, He could not be effective in ministry.

Prayer and the Word provide us with a rewarding program meant to empower us unto godly living and fruitful ministry. Prayer is the source of power for growth and perseverance in our spiritual lives. It bends our wills to God’s. Prayer is not an option but mandatory for the growth and survival of the Christian.  How often do you pray? Pray “at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication” (Ephesians 6:18).

Just like the Word, disciplining ourselves in a consistent prayer life is paramount to any believer who desires to have a fruitful walk with God.  David said in Psalm 55:17 (NKJV): “Evening and morning and at noon I will pray and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.”