Topic: Understanding Prayer [Seeds of Destiny 5 December 2018 Devotional]
Scripture: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-13,
Thought For The Day: A person’s relationship with God is confirmed by the buoyancy, vibrancy and liveliness of their prayer life.
The subject of prayer has always been greeted with many misconceptions. Some people think that prayer is only done when there is a problem or a need. This is why such people can actually live for a week, month or year without talking to God in prayer until there is a challenge. This is a serious misconception about prayer.
Now, what is prayer?
Prayer is a platform for communion between God and man; it is the platform for the building, strengthening, and development of relationship between God and man. Relationship must precede request. To request for things from someone you have no relationship with makes one a beggar.
Every relationship must be serviced by communication. Communication breakdown equals relationship breakdown. A person’s relationship with God is confirmed by the buoyancy, vibrancy and liveliness of their prayer life.
Now, as a person communicates with God at the place of prayer, he has the opportunity to really know the God he is serving. Prayer brings you to a point where you are no longer a stranger to God, and thus, positions you for exploits.
Beloved, as you stand before God at the place of prayer consistently, may He open your eyes to see clearly the plans He has for you, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember This: A person’s relationship with God is confirmed by the buoyancy, vibrancy and liveliness of their prayer life.
1. Decide to make praying and studying of the Word of God part of your daily schedule.
2. Pray as often as you breathe.
Prayer: O Lord, draw me closer to Yourself in relationship. Open my eyes to behold the wonders of Your Presence, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING PRAYER.
Quote: Wisdom is located at the place of prayer. An encounter with the all-wise God will bring a person into connection with wisdom. Culled From PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche
Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 1:1 to 2:17, Acts 23:11 to 35, Psalm 3:1 to 8, Proverbs 18:14 to 15.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities