Today’s Key Scripture

“Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

— Psalm 29:2

When left to our own devices, we have a difficult time preparing for breakthroughs in prayer. The phone rings, the kids start crying, the doorbell chimes, the dog begins to bark, our stomach screams, “I’m hungry,” and suddenly we drift off in a thousand different directions.

For some people, the moment they get on their knees, they start to yawn and have to fight drowsiness. Instead of praying, they finally try reading a chapter from the Bible and fall asleep. Has this happened to you?

Every believer needs God’s help in becoming an effective, anointed believer. In fact, the psalmist was so reliant on the Lord that he asked God to guide his footsteps. He prayed, “Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.… Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken thou me in thy way” (Psalm 119:35, 37, KJV).

David wrote, “We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18, msg).

What was he saying? “I can’t do it on my own. Can You help me?”

We should make the same request when we seek the Holy Spirit’s anointing every day.


A Prayer for Today

Dear Lord, help me to trust You. Help me to not worry about things over which I have little or no control. Instead, help me realize that You are patiently working everything out for my good, even when I don’t understand what You are doing. I need Your help. I need Your anointing. I need You in all Your fullness and power. And I pray this in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.