Is your prayer life keeping you on the straight on narrow path. Is prayer your guide daily as you travel through life. Just as a person should never take their hands off the steering wheel even for a second, one should not remove his/her hands from the “steering wheel” of prayer. The Bible has much to say about praying at all times and not just when we have a need (The idea of a spare wheel above). It also shows many examples of faithful people taking the time to pray at all hours of the day.
Ps 5:3 “3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.”
Ps 55:17 “17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.”
Ps 88:13 “13 But to You I have cried out, O Lord, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.”
Dan 6:10 “10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.“
Mt 26:41 “41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Lk :1 “18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, “
Rom 12:12 “12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; “
Col 4:2 “2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; “
Phil 4:6 “6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; “
1 Thes 5:17 “17 pray without ceasing,”
May we all see prayer as the steering wheel to guide us and not a spare wheel that we pull out only when we need something different or extra to carry us down the road of life.