I frequently see prayer requests on my social media feed. Recently someone said I pray in the moment. – Oh so happy to hear!! But that is how it should be. If I am scrolling in social media and I see a need for prayer, then I do it when I see it. That is how we should be with our entire prayer life. We should pray on the spot. WHAT???? I don’t have time to pray every time something bugs me or I see a need. Do you have time to think? Then you have time to pray. Prayer is as simple as thoughts between you and God. I mean he lives in you, the intercessor (Holy Spirit) is with you; God knows what you are thinking. All you have to do is direct your thinking towards God. Prayer does not have to be audible for God to hear. Audible might be more conventional and when you are alone in your prayer time; audible is good, but people will start to think you are crazy if you are praying out loud all the time. God can hear all your thoughts, how many times in the Bible, does it say Jesus knew what they were thinking? The catch is God responds to being addressed. Now let me ask you again, do you still think you do not have time to pray? James 5:13-16 reminds us why praying for others is so very important. Next time your news feed says blah blah, I am so afraid, scared, sick, etc Say a quick God be with them, heal them, or whatever the need is. Just because someone didn’t ask you to pray, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t.
James 5:13-16: 13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.