Today’s Key Scripture
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
— John 15:5
We know that prayerlessness is disobedience. Our Lord Jesus told us that we “always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).
Prayerlessness reveals our unwillingness to let God work in our life. It is through prayer that we give in to God’s will for our lives. When we have a consistent prayer life, we are constantly giving Him the opportunity to work in our life. It is only then that surrender takes place.
Christ was our example. Before going to the cross of Calvary, Scripture says, “He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done’” (Luke22:41-42). The flesh did not want to go to the cross, but our Lord Jesus surrendered to God’s will.
To neglect prayer means we refuse to follow Christ in surrender, but spending time with Him in prayer shows we are completely dependent upon Him, needing Him for all things, in all situations, at all times.
The true believer understands that apart from Him we can do nothing!
A Prayer for Today
Father God, I need You in every facet of my life. I pray today that You will move boldly in my life. Help me yearn for Your presence more than I desire any distraction that would keep me from You. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit. Give me the revelation that leads me to walk closer with You. I pray for guidance from Your Spirit to know Your perfect will. Anoint me afresh, especially as I finish this year strong and move into the new year. Pour Your anointing over me. Help me avoid withholding any of myself from You. I pray this in the glorious name of Jesus, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.