Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; Wednesday, March 20, 2019;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D ;
GET TO PRAYING;
(You Can Effect The Changes You Desire Through Prayer)
TO THE BIBLE Luke 18:1, 7 MSG
“Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit…. ‘What makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them?’”
Carl kept looking at his watch over and over. “Seriously! Only ten minutes!” he thought, “I thought I’d prayed for an hour. But really, do I need to pray long hours before God hears or answers me since He knows everything?” Prayer, in reality, isn’t about the length or duration, but applying the right and effective principles while talking to the Lord and addressing various issues. It’s communication and fellowship to be enjoyed than endured, because you have a loving relationship with Jesus Christ, and He’s the One who admonishes us to pray without giving up.
Besides, you can change anything through prayer, so why not engage in it more? The divine power necessary to cause that change facing you is in you; it was deposited in you the moment you received the Holy Spirit into your life (Acts 1:8). James 5:16 says, “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]” (AMPC). So keep praying! There’s nothing too difficult for God to do (Jeremiah 32:27). He’s the God of possibilities, and He’s given you the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus and effect the changes you desire.
The God to whom you pray, reigns and rules in the affairs of men: “…in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men” (Daniel 4:17). He’s given you the authority to decree a thing and have it established (Job 22:28). Therefore, in praying for the things that you want, letthese thoughts always be in your mind.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
1 Timothy 2:1-3
Pray for All Men
Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray without ceasing,
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me to pray without ceasing. I thank you for your divine power that’s made manifest in the areas that concern me today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading📚
Luke 3:1-38, Deuteronomy 16-17
Romans 1:13-23, Psalm 87-88
Outline certain areas of your life that you want changed, and begin praying in tongues and in your understanding about these areas.