Topic: The Blessing Of Prayer [Seeds of Destiny 13 May 2019 Devotional]
Prayerful people are blessed people and blessed people are prayerful people.
SCRIPTURE: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Mathew 6:9-11
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayerful people are blessed people and blessed people are prayerful people.
From our anchor Scripture, we see that prayer is a major Scriptural channel of the Blessing of God. Prayerful people (who observe the demands of the Blessing Covenant) are blessed people and blessed people are prayerful people.
Abraham is a Scriptural example of a man whose secret was a life of prayer. In Genesis 18:23-33, Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah. He was at the highest level of prayer which is intercession, and worship. General prayer is praying for yourself but intersession is taking yourself out of the picture and standing in the gap for others.
Abraham interceded on the behalf of others and the outcome of that prayer was that he ended up as one of the most blessed persons that ever lived on the face of the earth.
Beloved, your communion with God determines your coverage in life. What you make happen for others especially at the place of prayer determines what God will make happen for you.
Now, take note of the following key facts about prayer:
- Your schedule with God is the determinant of your success in life. You cannot be successful in life when God is not within your schedule.
- Your private victory at the place of prayer determines your public success. Those who are failures privately at the place of prayer can never be successful publicly.
Beloved, make up your mind to develop a deep intimacy with God at the place of prayer and the Word. Resist the lifestyle of prayerlessness.
REMEMBER THIS: Prayerful people are blessed people and blessed people are prayerful people.
- Pray without ceasing
- Let intercession be a major agenda of your prayer life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You guide my prayer life. Help me not to be selfish Lord; let me intercede for others as I would for myself, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF PRAYER
QUOTE: Do not just do the convenient; do the expedient, even when it is not convenient. Culled from PRINCIPLE AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: 1 Samuel 14:1 to 52, John 7: 31 to 53, Psalm 109:1 to 31, Proverbs 15:5 to 7
AMAZING FACT: Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) was an American theologian, educator and revivalist; he was a famous evangelist who brought frontiers religion to the urbanised East. He carried an unusual presence of God such that all the workers in a company broke down in tears and surrendered their lives to Christ by merely looking at him without him uttering a word.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9:00am. Invite someone. God bless you as you do so.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the grace for intercessory praying today; and your life shall reflect both the Presence and Blessing of God in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities