PRAYER: THE BEST RESORT 

MORNING

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice. Psalms 55 : 17

LISTEN : Beloved, do you pray? Do you know prayer is rewarding. (Luke 8 : 1 – 8). A person of prayer, is a person of power; for one who is connected to God is connected to divine authority. When prayer becomes a delight, divine attention becomes an undeniable experience. When we constantly “breath the air of prayer, we cannot suffocate for lack of spiritual oxygen – the Spirit of God.” Beloved, how much do you pray? Does prayer matter to you? Prayer is vital to the survival of our faith. (Luke 22 : 46). It is a channel of communication with God, and should be taken seriously. Prayer is not the last resort, but the best and rewarding resort. A resort is something that affords aid or refuge. Prayer affords us spiritual support and refuge. It gives strength that our human strength cannot give. David acknowledged this truth when he prayed in our verse of the day and said, ” Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice. (Psalms 55 : 17). Beloved, do not faint or give up praying. A man once said, “If there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer.” So keep on praying, God will surely hear you. His ears are itching to hear you pray. So pray and do not give up. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the delay, do not give up praying, rather pray until you receive.
2. Always call to God in your distress through prayer and He will hear you.
3. Take your spiritual life and prayer seriously henceforth.
4. Delight in prayer and you will enjoy a warm relationship with the Spirit of God.

Daily Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you because you answer prayers of faith. Today, I call upon you in my distress, hear me and deliver me from my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task : Beloved, keep on praying, God will surely hear you. His ears are itching to hear you pray. So pray and do not give up.

Daily Reflection : A person of prayer, is a person of power; for one who is connected to God is connected to divine authority.

Daily Quote : “When prayer becomes a delight, divine attention becomes an undeniable experience.”

Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that prayer is the best resort; for it provides support and refuge in time of trouble. Henceforth, I will pray until I receive my heart desires, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not faint in prayer. May the grace to pray and receive answers be released to you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today In History : May 13, 1888 Slavery is abolished in Brazil.

Stunning Fact : Did you know England’s first great industry was wool?

BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:

EVENING

TOPIC : PRAISE, GLORIFY AND FEAR THE LORD

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Verse Of The Day : All of you that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel. Psalms 22 : 23

LISTEN : God is awesome and deserves our praise and fear. In all the earth there is none like Him. His faithfulness and mercy endure forever. His faithfulness is for all generations of those who love, fear and obey Him. Beloved, do you fear God? Are you born again by the Holy Spirit? Our verse of the day says, ” All of you that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel.” Psalms 22 : 23 Those who fear the LORD and referred to as seed of Jacob and Israel in this Bible passage, are all God’s faithful of all generations, and we, who have come to God by faith in Christ, and have become sons of Abraham (spiritual Israelites) by faith. The Bible says, ” There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for all of you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if all of you be Christ’s, then are all of you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3 : 28, 29). Beloved, because we are God’s people, we should praise, glorify and reverence Him at all times. Be wise!

PRAYER POINTS :
1. Give praise to God for today.
2. Pray for forgiveness both for yourself and your family.
3. Pray for grace to fear, praise and glorify God all the time.
4. Pray against satanic invasion in your life as you sleep tonight.
5. Plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your life.

PRAYER : Most High God, you are God over all. I thank you because you have kept me from morning till this evening. Help me to fear, praise and glorify you all the time ; and keep me from evil tonight, in Jesus’ name, amen.

GOD BLESS YOU. SEE YOU TOMORROW