Remix: Student Devotionals

Time with God - Week 2, Day 2

Day 2 - I’m On A Mission from God (How to Pray)

Yesterday, we looked at the barriers that can interrupt our communication with God. We also briefly touched on the thought of how powerful a person’s prayer life can be. Think about this: Jesus, the Son of God, spent time praying every day because He needed God’s plan, God’s strength, and God’s direction. If the Son of God saw the necessity to pray daily, how much more do we need to? A lot more! So how do you pray? 

  • Find a place where you can be alone. This should be a place where you won’t be distracted.
  • Be still. Take time to realize you are in the presence of God. Be glad that He speaks when we listen and hears when we pray.
  • Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Talk to God about how great He is and the sin that is in your life. Talk to Him about where you failed to measure up to Christ’s character and standards. Be honest about it and accept Christ’s unconditional forgiveness.
  • Thank God for all the great things He does for you.
  • Talk to Him about your family, friends, plans, etc.
  • Ask Him to reveal His will and plans for you today. Be quiet and let God speak back to you. (No, you won’t hear an audible voice, but God, through the Holy Spirit, will let you know what it is He has and wants for you.)

Finally, talk to God all day long. When you are at school, in class, walking home, riding that yellow submarine they call a bus, etc. My motto is that everyone should start their day, spend their day, and end their day talking to God. You will be amazed at the difference that it will make!

Time Out

1. Look up the following passages of Scripture. What do they all have in common?

Mark 1:35, John 17:1, and Luke 6:12

2. The Son of God spent maximum amounts of time talking with His Father daily. When will you spend your time talking with the Lord?

3. Often when we pray to God and spend time with Him, we don’t slow down long enough for God to talk back to us. What element up above do you need to institute in your time with the Lord?

4. Spending time with God daily is as important as eating food daily. If you miss a day of food, you will know it. I hope you will become as sensitive if you miss a day with the Lord.




James 5:16b, The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.