I Need Prayer

Prayer is generally considered the most common of the spiritual disciplines and the most difficult. You would think prayer would be the easiest. After all, we teach our children to pray. Have you heard a very small child pray? They pray naturally to a loving heavenly Father. I need to do the same. I need prayer.

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches, finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”–Matthew 7:7-8.

“Right along with letting the Bible become your staple in your daily diet, prayer will open your life to ongoing fellowship with God and keep you going all day long. Developing an attitude of prayer will change your from an aimless wanderer to a mighty warrior”–The Gift: The New Testament for New Believers.

“Prayer is not trying to get God to do something He doesn’t want to do. Prayer is getting us to do what we don’t want to do. He intends to do His will through us, and in us. Prayer prepares us to be used, and to pray, ‘Use Me!’ “–Dave Butts.

Prayerless people gaze at the clock and the calendar. Their joy is sapped by constantly trying to discern between what is truly important and what is merely urgent. Prayerful people eventually find peace in knowing God is never late, always on time, but seldom early. This lesson is not learned overnight”–Gary Miller.

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or afraid”–John 14:27, HCSB.

If you would like to receive my daily posts, you can subscribe at the top of the page. It’s easy and it’s free. I would also appreciate your sending this to others as well. Waylonbailey.com is my ministry across the internet. Thank you for reading and sharing.

3 Comments


  1. Sandy Sandusky
    Feb 27, 2015

    What an awesome post… Just exactly what I needed to hear today. thank you for your commitment to sharing with us on a daily basis.


  2. Scott Hymel
    Feb 27, 2015

    I find myself sometimes struggling to construct the perfect prayer; however, all Jesus wants us to do is talk with him and to him in our own vernacular – he will understand!!


  3. Bonnie ferguson
    Feb 28, 2015

    Thank you Dr Bailey for guiding us each day,today your message was especially what I need at this time in my life, to not be afraid. Bonnie

Leave a Reply

Subscribe To Waylon’s Blog

About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

Read More

Recent Tweets

    No public Twitter messages.

Verse of the Day

[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. — 1 John 3:11 (NIV)