FRIDAY 1ST APRIL,2016
TOPIC: PRAYER (l)
TEXT: Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them”
When you pray: 1) Use your faith : ‘We stamp and address an envelope and send it on its way with complete confidence that it will reach its destination. Yet we wonder and even doubt if our prayers will be heard by an ever-present, ever-loving God.’ Wrap your prayer in expectation. God doesn’t respond to your need, He responds to your faith. 2) Don’t worry about using the right words. Jesus said of the Pharisees, They think they will be heard because of their many words’ (Matt. 6:7). Sometimes the most effective praying is brief and to the point. 3) Be specific. Jesus said, ‘You will be given whatever you ask for in my name’ (John 16:23).
The great thing about being specific is that whenever God answers, you know it. The loved one you prayed for was saved. The illness was cured. The more explicit you are, the more alert you’ll be for answers– which means you can be more specific with your thanks to God.
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 25:31-46/NUM 32-34/JOB 2