I have experienced some situations over the years that have surprised me on when people pray at unusual circumstances (current and in the past). I have to tell you that I am not really comfortable praying out loud in public such as Restaurants, Prayer meetings with Pastors, in front of a large crowds, and the list goes on. I am getting better, but situations recently having me really thinking.
Let me give you a few examples:
- Before I retired from the Post Office I experienced something that just really surprised me. I called a secretary in Denver who was wanting a Gas Receipt that I could not find and she stated well let’s Pray about it. Her Prayer was powerful over a lost receipt.
- Just recently my wife was looking for a lost item in a dumpster behind a restaurant that was really important. One of the employees came out to assist and then started praying to Jesus to help find the important item. Within a few minutes the lost item was found – then the helper prayed and thanked Jesus. WOW
- I was at a meeting recently and situations were presented before the group and the leader then asked someone to pray immediately for that situation.
- I have a Pastor friend who will ask the waitress who is serving us if they need prayers before we to pray for the meal… (He always gets to pray).
This is something that I would not have done – but I have to tell you that I was really impressed with the people who prayed…
So now back to my Question: When is it Time to Pray? The scripture states that we should be praying without ceasing –
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
So we should always be praying… but after experiencing some of the situations described above – I believe that I need to be ready to be Bold in praying for people at any time (even out loud). I know that this will take practice and Christ will be there to give me the words that are needed – “I just need to DO IT!”
So are you ready to Pray at any time?
Are you looking for those Situations where you can Pray?
Are you being Bold in your Prayer Life?
Remember the Scripture – Pray without ceasing.