Prayerfulness is not just a routine or obligation but it is a lifestyle. J.C. Ryle once said and far be it from us that we are one of those he spoke about: “I believe that thousands never utter a word of prayer at all. They eat. They drink. They sleep. They rise. They go forth to their labor. They return to their homes. They breathe God’s air. They see God’s sun. They walk on God’s earth. They enjoy God’s mercies. They have dying bodies. They have judgment and eternity before them. But they never speak to God. They live like the beasts that perish. They behave like creatures without souls.”
Prayer is one of the excellent ways God provided in order for us to approach and touch Him. Prayer allows us to be positioned in a place of triumph and victory with Him. Through prayer, we start to exercise our power and authority as we declare what God has spoken. For when we stand with Him through prayer, we accurately speak things from His heart and His throne. We can now declare and see the manifestation of what the Son of God taught us: “Let Your Kingdom come here on earth and Your will be done as it is in Heaven.
As we live a prayerful life, we become watchful of our ways, our thoughts and words. Then we start to practice a changed life from glory to glory and precept upon precept until we are transformed in the image and likeness of God. In prayer, we overcome the temptations around us and we start to break our own limitations. As we are encouraged to “watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation”, let us pray without ceasing until His desire is fulfilled in our family, our agency, and our nation.
Knowing the power of prayer, “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” because in Him, all things are possible.
We are God’s children called by His name to pray without ceasing. We humble ourselves before the Sovereign God and pledge to seek Him and His righteousness in our day to day living. If there are any unclean things in our hearts or impurities in our thoughts, we turn from these things through prayer. As we pray and seek His face, we also turn from our wicked ways. We believe that God will hear from heaven, and will forgive our sins and heal our land.
Almighty God in Heaven, thank You for providing an excellent way to touch Your heart. It is not by might nor by power but through your Holy Spirit that we can approach You in your holiness and in the beauty of your presence. We break the limitations and bondage through the power and authority You bestowed on us. No powers of darkness or principalities can stop us in approaching You. In the same manner, our nation will never be drawn away from your presence because men and women everywhere have also received the Spirit of supplication. Thus we start to lift up holy hands. We know that this nation, our families and agencies will never be the same again. All these, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.
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