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One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God (Lk 6:12).

Jesus prayed at meal time, early in the morning, at the close of day, before making important decisions, and even with His last breath (Jn. 6:11; Mk. 1:35; Matt. 14:23; Lk. 6:12; 23:34).

How do the frequency of our prayers stack up against His? Paul admonishes all Christians to pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).

John tells us to walk as Christ walked–live the life that He lived (1 Jn. 2:6). If the Son of God appreciated the need to speak often with the Father, how could we not make every effort to do the same?

We know Christ spent at least one entire night praying. How much time are we willing to spend in prayer?

The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray (1 Pet. 4:7).

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." – Adam Clarke

Prayer is not a last resort or last line of defense.

Peter associates frequent prayer with having the right mindset. The end is nearer now than it was in Peter's time.

You can read that verse over and over again, and Satan will still be pleased, just so long as you don't pray.

Demons tremble at the thought of God (Jas. 2:19), what must they do when Christians pray to Him? The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (Jas. 5:16).

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