1 Thessalonians 1:2
"We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly."
There are two activities that Christians are encouraged to do in order to grow spiritually. One of these things is to read the Bible on a regular base. Indeed, this blog stems from a reading plan that I am currently using. If you are new to this site, you can check out this web page to learn more about my New Testament Reading plan. I encourage you to join us in our coverage of Scripture.
The second practice that Christians should engage in regularly is prayer. In 1 Thessalonians chapter one we learn that Paul was constantly praying for the believers in the city of Thessalonica. We know it is good for us to pray for others on a regular basis. For some people this spiritual discipline comes naturally, but for others it is a difficult habit to form. I have struggled with incorporating this discipline into my life and subsequently have tried many different prayer strategies. Some worked okay, while others were utterly ineffective at helping me stay dedicated to my prayer goals.
Fortunately, a couple years ago I discovered a smartphone app that has been incredibly helpful for my prayer life. The app is called PrayerMate. You can learn more about this program by visiting their website. There are many prayer related mobile apps available today, and several are decent. Of the ones I have tried, I've found PrayerMate to be the best. It's easy to use, has robust functionality, and it's totally free. You can install it on a plethora of devices like iPhone and Android. I am not affiliated with this company or being compensated to promote it in any way. I'm just a regular user, proud supporter, and financial donor.
If you want to pray more, but are struggling to get into a prayer habit, check out PrayerMate. It's worth the download.
(New Living Translation; photo credit: PrayerMate Facebook Page)