October 27th, 2019
Psalm 55:17 (KJB) Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
This Psalm is one David penned at the inspiration of God. The context of this verse points to the ancient Jewish tradition of praying to God three times a day. The Jewish people gathered at the wall in biblical times in the morning, noon, and evening praying to God. There are many devout Jews who continue observing this custom to this day.
A New Testament child of God, whether he be a Jew or Gentile, does desire in his or her heart to remain in consistent and hopeful in his praying to and praising God. This verse is speaking to the Jews of that day. Professing Christians today, whether they be Jews or Gentiles, are not mandated to follow an ancient Jewish tradition for observing three specific times of praying to God, though they do choose to reach out to God with prayer, fellowship, and praise consistently and continuously in their life.
Prayer is a continual spiritual fellowship and discourse with God. It is a time for meeting one on one with God for both prayer and praise. Though it is not necessary for modern Christians to follow along with Jewish traditions of prayer morning, noon, and night as did ancient Jewish men, sincere Christians do remain in regular prayerful contact with God, and He does hear them.