(Bring Forth Your Strong Reasons In Prayer)
TO THE BIBLE – Isaiah 41:21
““Present your case,” says the Lord. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob.”
How comforting and inspiring to know that you can argue your case before the Lord in prayer! You can actually turn your closet into a courtroom, and bring forth your strong reasons for demanding a change, or insisting that things turn out in a certain way for you or others around you. This kind of praying is serious and intense—the kind for which you shut your door and say, “I must have a miracle today!”
You might ask, “What if after praying for a while, I’m still not satisfied that it’s done?” Well, that’s why it’s called “pleading your case”; it just means “case adjourned!” Since you’re not yet convinced it’s done, go back to the Word, research and produce more evidence. Pray earnestly in the spirit—in other tongues. Even if you have to stop praying for a while to engage in some other activities, once you have the opportunity again to be alone, continue in prayer.
Even while you’re on the move, heading home from outdoors or going to school, once the issue comes to your mind, speak the Word of God about it. This, essentially, is how you pray when praying the prayer of petition; it’s rendered with tenacity and a strong sense of purpose. You don’t take “no” for an answer! If you don’t get a note of victory the first time you pray, you continue until you know you’ve got what you want; and at that point, nothing in the world can take it from you.
However, until you have that note of victory in your spirit, continue in prayer; keep pleading your case. Present the statements of fact, promises, and declarations He’s made concerning the matter you’re dealing with, and be earnest in prayer. Soon enough, there’ll be laughter in your spirit, because you’d have the victory.
James 5:17; Hosea 14:2
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for showing me that I’m not helpless, but empowered to effect changes in my circumstances by faith and in the Name of Jesus. My faith in you and in the power of your Word prevails today, and always, and I rejoice, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 16, Deuteronomy 1-2
Mark 16, Deuteronomy 1-2
Meditate on God’s invitation to pray and be heard in Isaiah 43:26. Then go ahead and pray earnestly about whatever you need addressed.
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