I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:15-16 (NKJV)

Two compelling factors make prayer an exercise worth your wholehearted devotion.

Prayer is a means by which you come to know God. Is there anyone else you would rather know intimately than the living, eternal, awesome God?

When you pray, you come to know God in the most practical and personal way possible—His mind, His will, and His character. Knowing God can make a dull life exciting, a doubting life sure, a timid life bold, a wandering life purposeful.

Prayer is also a means by which you worship God. Have you ever thought about how you worship God? Certainly you can exalt Him through your lips and actions; but when you pray, you truly acknowledge Him as the Source and End of all. Prayer is an act of worship by which you confess your reverence and dependence on God.

Have you prayed today?

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