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Today's Devotion (Sunday) CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER (II)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER (II)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 17:1-26


MEMORY VERSE:

Ephesians 3:12 "In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

Yesterday, we established the fact that every believer should approach God in prayer with the faith and boldness that He answers prayers and is always faithful to keep His promises. Confidence, boldness and courage are inherent attributes of the righteous. We also gave examples of Bible characters who exhibited these qualities and succeeded in life and ministry, adding that you emulate them. Why do you need to have confidence in prayer? Let us examine some of the reasons:


First, you are a child of Your heavenly Father. Matthew 7:7-11 affirms this, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"


Second, Jesus glorifies our Father by answering prayers offered in His name. That is why the Bible says, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it" (John 14:13-14). Another reason why you should be confident in prayers is that the Bible assures that when you are living in the Father's will, your prayers will be answered (John 15:7; 1 John 3:21-22).


Similarly, your confidence in prayer should stem from the promise of the Father that if you ask according to His will, He hears you, then you have your petition (1 John 5:14-15). Are you living in God's will? Answered prayer is your portion.


Beloved, many believers have missed out on the rewards of their prayers because they lack the faith and confidence to attract those rewards to their lives. Lack of faith and confidence is as good as unbelief and doubt. These are great robbers of the blessings that should accrue to believers in prayer.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

"Pray boldly. Pray expectantly. Pray specifically.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

HENCEFORTH, YOUR PRAYER WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS AND CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CHRIST, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. Powers that want me to pray amiss, die, in the name of Jesus.

2. Robbers of rewards and blessings in prayer, I am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.

3. I overcome prayerlessness by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Father, I thank You because You are a prayer-answering God, in the name of Jesus.

5. I banish doubt and unbelief out of my life, in the name of Jesus.

6. I recover all the benefits of prayer that the enemy has robbed me of, in the name of Jesus.

7. My Father, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, in the name of Jesus.


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Source: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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