Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 May 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Conditions For Getting Prayer Answered (X)
TOPIC: Conditions For Getting Prayer Answered (X) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 17 May 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezra 6, Ezra 7, Ezra 8, Luke 19, Luke 20
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 18:1-8 (KJV)
1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
MEMORY VERSE: “And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.” – Matthew 26:44
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The level of your commitment in prayer is the level of God’s response and the answer you get.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE THAT THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS SHALL DEPART FROM YOUR LIFE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Another condition for getting prayer answered can be found in today’s Fire Scripture – “Don’t give up.” The woman in the story did not give up. She kept on going to the judge every blessed day, telling him to avenge her of her adversary. She eventually got her prayer answered. The reason was that she did not give up. If you want your prayers to be answered, you must not give up; keep at it. Some people are convinced that we should pray for something only once. They say there is lack of faith if someone prays for something more than once. Paul prayed three times for the thorn to be removed from his flesh, but God didn’t remove the thorn. Instead, He told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Paul never prayed for the thorn to be removed again after God answered him. He concluded, “Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Dearly beloved, Jesus also prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night of His arrest. Matthew 26:44 says, “And finally He said, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Jesus is our example. Because He prayed for something more than once, we can do the same. Some people give up easily when they pray. This is because they feel that the answer is not forthcoming the way and manner they want. It should not be so. If you want answers to your prayer, you must not give up. Continue to pray until God tells you “Yes, or No” or wait. Then your confidence will be boosted that God has answered, and this is the step He wants you to take. Therefore, I enjoin you to continue until God answers. Be like Paul and Jesus. God bless you.
- Every enemy of God in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of discouragement, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of heaviness, I am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me rest all round and comfort me on every side, in the name of Jesus.
- Anything inside of me that hates prayer, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers fighting my prayer altar, die, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, equip me with Your prayer armour, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)