Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted):

Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

—Isaiah 6:5, KJV

Once you begin to experience prayer in depth and persistence, seeking the Lord with all your hearts, souls, and strengths, then these glorious results will begin to be revealed in your life. Above all, you will discover that prayer will reveal your true heart and true nature. This is a major step to effective prayers.

In Isaiah 6, the prophet saw the Lord sitting upon His throne, high and lifted up. While in prayer, Isaiah saw the Lord in His glory, and when the prophet heard the seraphims cry “holy, holy, holy,” it was at that moment that he also saw his own uncleanness and that he was surrounded on earth by unclean people.

It was because of prayer that God revealed Isaiah to Isaiah himself, for prayer is like a mirror. As you pray, God will reveal to your heart your sins and weaknesses in order that you might cry, “Woe is me!” and experience God’s power that will purge you, transform you, and begin to make you more like Himself.

Only prayer and intimate communion with God has the power to reveal what your true heart and nature is. Only persistent, persevering prayer causes you to look to Him for deliverance and cleansing!

A Prayer for Today:

Father, thank You for seeing past my sinfulness and uncleanness. Thank You for the work You have already done through me as I seek to live a life of purity, praise, and thanksgiving. I choose to go deeper with You. Help me to learn the realms of asking, seeking, knocking, and persistence. You alone are my Hope, my Refuge, my Safety, and my Lord. I submit my will to You today. Help me to remember that You always know best. And I pray this, with deep gratitude in my heart, in Your precious name, Amen!