Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Thought of The Day : When we watch and pray with thanksgiving, answers to prayers would come as testimonies.
LISTEN : Beloved, are devoted to prayer? Do you have passion for prayer and prays when you don’t feel like it. Passion drives purpose. Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. As a matter of fact, a good purpose will be defeated where passion is dead. In the same way, prayer will not be taken seriously where passion for it is dead. Prayer is key to a sustainable faith in God. Yes, he or she who loses interest in prayer cannot sustain his or her relationship with God. My dear, there is power in prayer. Genuine prayer will produce mind blowing results. He who is addicted to the act of prayer cannot be empty of results. (Matthew 7:7,8). Like faith, prayer gives us the opportunity to access what God has freely given to us through Christ Jesus. My dear, a person of prayer, is a person of power; for one who is connected to God is connected to divine authority. When prayer becomes a delight, divine attention becomes an undeniable experience. When we consistently “breath the air of prayer, we cannot suffocate for lack of spiritual oxygen” (the Spirit of God). Beloved, do you pray? Do you pour out your troubled heart to God in prayer? If your faith must survive, you must grow in the act of prayer. The truth is, your Christian life cannot be stronger than your prayer life. (Luke 22:46). Those who cannot pray can hardly overcome temptation. Prayer offers us spiritual support and refuge. It gives strength which our human abilities cannot give. It releases into our hearts and minds the peace of God in times of troubles, and keep our hope alive when it is hard to trust and obey God. David acknowledged this truth when he prayed and said, “Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.” (Psalms 55:17). Beloved, do not faint or give up praying. God cannot be tired of hearing and attending to our prayers no matter how many times we come to Him. Therefore, pray and keep praying until you break through. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter what, don’t give up praying, rather pray until you receive.
2. Pray to God in your distress and He will hear you.
3. Be serious and active with your prayer life and end the reign of prayerlessness in your life.
4. Make prayer your lifestyle and you will enjoy a warm relationship with the Spirit of God.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that prayer is key to a sustained relationship with God; Therefore, I will pray until I receive what I asked for, amen.
Prayer : Dear Lord! I thank You because You answer prayers of faith. Therefore, hear me when I call You in my distress, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May you not faint in prayer. May the grace to pray and receive answers be released to you now, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : A person of prayer is a person of power.
Quote : “No one loses interest in prayer and expects to sustain a strong fellowship with God.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know King Jehoshaphat of Judah is the son of Asa, King of Judah? (1Kings 15:24).
Today In History : November 11, 1965 – The government of Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain. The country later became known as Zimbabwe.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the first sailing boats were built in Egypt?
Bible Quiz : What is the shortest name in the Bible?
God bless you!