Mayday is a distress call sent out by ships and aircraft in trouble. It is a call for help. In our children's area in church, there is an inscription on a wall that says "if you pray only when you're in trouble, you're in trouble". Pretty cool huh? These thirteen words speak profound truth.
Prayer is how we communicate with God. Prayer is how we build an intimate relationship with God for the more we talk to Him the closer our bond with Him grows. It is clear from the Bible that God just wants to enjoy a relationship with us. Everything He has ever done is geared towards keeping us connected to Him.
Some of us somehow see prayer as a distress call. A mayday sent out when we find ourselves in trouble. No one thinks of prayer faster than a person in distress. Even people who do not give God the time of day will ask for prayers when they face a challenging situation.
Prayer is more than a mayday. In fact Apostle Paul tells us to "pray continually," 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Prayer should come as easy to us as checking our phones. Praying continually means we must pray at all times no matter the circumstances. It can be long, it can be short, it can be verbal, it can be in your head; it can be done at school, at work, in your car, in your bed, as you walk, as you run; whether sad, happy or in-between; it can consist of a few words or a lot of words, etc. You get the picture.
You do not need to wait till you want something to pray. You must not wait till you are in a desperate place to pray. God is always waiting to hear your voice. It gives Him much pleasure and the more you pray the more familiar you become with God and the more familiar you become with God the more your faith grows. So do not wait, just pray...continually.
Love, Lady Monica.❤