DON’T NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO PRAY

MORNING

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31

LISTEN : Don’t neglect or refuse to pray, for it’s your weapon. It’s your link to heaven’s frequency. If heaven can’t receive your prayers, you can’t receive heaven’s response. If you refuse to make a call to heaven, heaven will be silent on you. My dear, pray no matter what. Don’t stop praying. Prayer is as powerful as your faith in God. Faith gives strength and answer to your prayers; for you can’t experience the power of prayer until you enjoy to pray in faith. So, pray! My dear, you can’t encounter God until you love to pray and praying in faith. Prayer is incredibly powerful. It prepares the heart to encounter God. Prayer opens the window of heavens to those who invest in it. It gives answers to questions of life. When men pray God answers. When men pray fervently demonic foundations are shaken and removed. (Acts 12:5-7). Prayer gives confidence and courage to a troubled heart. My dear, comfort isn’t far from anyone who delights to pray. Because of the force of prayer Jesus said, “… men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). He who prays in spite of discouragement and delays will unfailingly receive divine intervention. Amazingly, the full power of prayer is released when prayer is combined with praise. A heartfelt prayer and praise God can’t resist. Beloved, how much do you love to pray and praise God? When you pray, certainly you’ll receive power from heaven. And when the power of God comes, all powers will bow. No power stands when the power of God is provoked by prayer and praise. When trouble hits you, engage the power of prayer. Henceforth, don’t neglect or refuse to pray. Remember, God can’t continue to be silent where His ears are constantly disturbed by sincere prayers. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Pray to God always and you’ll discover His power.
2. No matter what, don’t give up on prayer, instead pray without ceasing.
3. When you pray to God, praise Him too, to unlock the door of His blessings.
4. Make prayer your delight and you’ll discover how good God is.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you because you answer prayers. Help me to pray in line with your will and receive answers to my prayers. In Jesus ‘ name, amen!

Reflection : We tune into the frequency of heaven through prayers. So, if you can’t make a call to heaven, heaven will be silent on you.

Quote: “Time spent in prayer is not a wasted time. For God cannot continue to be silent where His ears are constantly disturbed by sincere prayers.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God hears prayers that are done in faith. Therefore, I will pray in faith. Amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know the first miracle of Jesus Christ was turning water into wine in Canaan of Galilee? (John 2:7-11).

Today In History : March 15, 1953 Billy Graham holds his first integrated revival in Chattanooga, TN. Up to this point Graham accommodated southern whites by holding segregated revivals when in the South.

Stunning Fact : Did you know 85% of plant life is found in the ocean?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life, you are blessed. Receive answers to your prayers and be happy for the rest of your life. In Jesus ‘ name.

EVENING

TOPIC : DON’T BE AFRAID, LEAN ON GOD

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bible Verse : Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. Psalms 31:5

LISTEN : My dear, don’t be afraid, rather lean on God. God never loses what is committed to His hands. He protects and redeems anyone who runs to Him for safety. My dear, are you tired of life because life seems to be unfair to you? Not to worry! Run to God and commit yourself to Him. Stop being afraid and lean on God. When the going gets tough and you do not know what else to do, place your faith in God. Look to Him for provision, protection and intervention. Talk to Him about what you are going through. Tell Him your fears and worries because He cares for you (1Peter 5:7). God is forever faithful and will not fail you. He is always there to help when trouble hits you. Beloved, God is patiently waiting for you to call to Him. Why not call to Him today and be delivered? When you are stretched and stressed out by troubles, spread yourself in God’s word. Breath the fresh air of His presence. Dig deep into His words and you will find rest for your soul. Friend, the words of God will point you to His faithfulness. Truly, when you understand the words of God you will acknowledge and appreciate His faithfulness. Beloved, cheer up! God is forever faithful to those who put their trust in Him. So, commit yourself to Him and put your trust in Him and you will not be put to shame. Be wise!

Prayer : Almighty God, I surrender my life to you. Keep my heart in perfect peace, amen.