Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
—1 John 5:14-15
The power of constant contact with the Lord is not the result of the person praying. Rather, the power resides in the God to whom you are praying. 1 John 5:14-15 clearly tells us that we can have full confidence approaching God, for He hears and desires to answer when we pray in agreement with His Word and His will.
His answers are always in our best interest. When we pray passionately and purposefully, according to God’s will, God responds powerfully! However, we cannot access powerful contact with Him by using “magic” formulas or the eloquence of our prayers.
We don’t have to use certain words or phrases to get God to answer our prayers. In fact, Jesus rebukes those who pray using repetitions, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8, KJV).
Prayer is communicating with God. All you have to do is ask God for His help. Psalm 107:28-30 reminds us, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.” There is power in prayer!
A Prayer for Today:
Father God, thank You for the privilege of staying in constant contact with You. Enlighten my heart and mind with the light of Your Word. Protect me from wrong thinking; instead, help me to focus on You who are perfect, great in mercy, and longsuffering toward me. I want to know You better and understand Your will. Fill me with Your pure teaching. May I glorify You in word and deed today. I pray this in the Name above all names, Amen!