2 Thessalonians 3:1–5 (ESV)
Pray for Us
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you
against the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
Prayer is often neglected in the life of a Christian, yet it should be high priority! We need to pray and communicate with God. He already knows what we need and what we are going to say, but Jesus tells us to pray... and teaches us how
to pray. Martin Luther gave the following quote:
A Simple Way To Pray - Luther
O Heavenly Father, dear God, I am a poor unworthy sinner. I do not deserve to raise my
eyes or hands toward thee or to pray. But because thou hast commanded us all to pray and hast promised to hear us and through thy dear Son Jesus Christ hast taught us both how and what to pray, I come to thee in obedience to thy word, trusting in thy gracious promise. I pray in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ together with all thy saints and Christians on earth as he has taught us:
Our Father who art, etc., through the whole prayer, word for word.
I pray: O Lord, help me to take everything to you in prayer. And when I have a busy day, to first
turn to prayer instead of cutting it out. Protect me and guide me O Lord. Amen.