Today’s Key Scripture

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

— John 15:7

I am convinced that the reason many Christians do not pray effectively is because the Word is not within them.

The answers to our prayers are conditional. There’s an “if” involved. God’s Word must abide in us. When our soul is bathed in Scripture, prayer is the natural result. It will flow from our lips as a beautiful, never-ending stream.

There is a glorious source that many believers have not yet tapped into. And it is ours for the asking. Scripture declares that “power belongs to God” (Psalm 62:11), yet it can be ours through God’s Word.

Don’t enter into the presence of the Lord by saying, “Give me.” Instead, approach the throne with, “Lord, Your Word says that You will give to me, so I am here to receive.”

Let the words of Jesus become the foundation of your prayer life: “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).

Is there a burden that needs to be removed from your life? Spend time in the Word as you ask, seek, and knock. Your faith will rise and your spirit will be lifted, even as your prayers become increasingly effective and your communication with God grows progressively more intimate!


A Prayer for Today

God of all mercy, forgiveness, and lovingkindness, I need You in every part of my life. I choose today to come to You to seek intimacy with You and to confide in You as my Friend. I willingly share my heart, my desires, and even my pain with You. I seek You with everything that I am or ever hope to be. May I live my life so in tune with You that Your guidance comes through clearly to my heart. Help me walk in joy, reflecting Your love to others everywhere I go. Help me speak hope, health, and peace to whomever I meet. I pray all this in the name of Jesus, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.