Many of us would like to know what intentional praying means? To understand why it is vital to our daily lives, we have to turn to the Bible for the answers.
I am intentional means to pray on purpose or as God intended you to do. Sometimes because of our busy schedule, the need to rush to work we forget to give God thanks, we do not pray to God as often as we should. When you pray to God, you are having an intimate conversation with your creator. Although he knows everything about you, He still likes you to talk to him daily.
When you practice intentional praying, you keep the Devil out of your life. He is afraid to come near you because your prayers to God is always happening.
Let us look at some intentional Biblical verses that we can use each day as we communicate with God.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: