And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. ~Mark 6:46 (NKJV)
“If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.” – Martin Luther
Jesus made it His habit to pray. Every day, He would steal away to spend time with His Father. We should develop the same habit of prayer in our own lives.
A habit is any action taken on a daily basis. First, you form habits, and then habits form you. Your current life is the sum total of all your past habits. Your future destiny is the sum total of the habits you will develop. Show me a person with good habits, and I will show you a person who will be successful. Show me a person with bad habits, and I will show you a person who will fail in life. After you develop a bad habit, you become a slave to that habit. But if you develop a good habit, that good habit becomes a friend that will lead you to success.
I have discovered that my success relies on the habitual actionsI take on a daily basis. My health is the result of my habits. My wealth is the result of my habits. The books I write are the result of my habits. My weight is the result of my habits. My friendships are the result of my habits. My spiritual health is the result of my prayer habit.
Based on my personal experience, a new habit can be formed by doing something new for twenty-one days. The amazing power of forming habits is that anything we do twice becomes easier. The more times we repeat the action, the easier it becomes.
If you are unhappy with your spiritual walk, you must change your prayer habits. A great prayer life is the result of design. You have to choose to live a life of prayer. As you spend time every day in prayer, you will see amazing results.
Check out Daniel King’s book: The Power of Prayer