Monday, July 12, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The LORD has heard my appeal for mercy; the LORD has accepted my prayer. Psalms 6:9
Thought of The Day : When prayer is empty of faith, it becomes a mere expression of words.
LISTEN : God will answer your prayers when you pray to Him. However, prayer must be made in faith, else, it will be a waste of time. When prayer is empty of faith, it becomes a mere expression of words. Prayer is useless and powerless without faith. Faith and thanksgiving are the wings with which prayer flies. So, learn to pray from your heart in faith. There’s no point praying when you know your heart is not in it. When your heart is not in your prayer, God is not expected to answer it. My dear, the heart of prayer is a prayer from the heart. You must pray from your heart and not just from your head. You must pray and trust God to answer you. A man once said, “Prayer is the voice of faith trusting that God knows and cares.” As a matter of fact, it’s an insult to God, and a waste of time and words to you, to pray without the confidence that, your prayers are already answered. Beloved, when you come to the altar of prayer, come with confidence. That is, come with faith. Don’t give room to doubt and fear. Pray and have faith in your prayers. Yes, have faith in God. The Bible says,
“Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.”
Hebrews 4:16 (NET).
The ears of God are opened to hear your helpless cry. So, come before Him with your prayers in faith. His throne is always accessible to all His children. He will hear you. The Psalmist said,
“The LORD has heard my appeal for mercy; the LORD has accepted my prayer.”
Psalms 6:9 NET
Henceforth, pray and have faith in your prayers because God lives. Remember, God will answer your prayers when you pray to Him in faith. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. When you pray, pray with the whole of your heart.
2. When you pray, believe that God has received your prayer.
3. Always pray in faith and don’t be distracted by circumstances around you.
4. When answer to your prayer is delayed, don’t give up. Instead, trust God all the same and continue to pray.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because You’re sovereign. Help me to always pray in faith, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. May God show mercy to you and grant your prayers, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Prayer is useless and powerless without faith. Faith and thanksgiving are the wings with which prayer flies.
Quote : “When prayer is made from the heart in faith, God never fails to hear and act.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Isaiah the prophet was the son of Amoz? (Isaiah 1:1)
Stunning Fact : Did you know the typical wave height from Pacific tsunami is between 6-9 metres?
Bible Quiz : How many years did the Israelites wander in the wilderness?
God bless you!