Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12, Ephesians 6:18 (NIV), 1Cor.14:18
And he withdrew
himself into the wilderness, and prayed. *And it came to pass in those
days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night
in prayer to God. *And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all
kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always
keep on praying for all the saints. *I thank my God, I speak with
tongues more than ye all.
understanding of the grace of God available to you in Christ has a way
of causing you to want to draw closer to God. Prayer is a very good
avenue for you to grow in intimacy and in your knowledge of God the
Father. You need to maximize this access that you have to Godís throne
of grace, just as Jesus maximized it throughout His time on the earth.
That same grace by which Jesus prayed the way He prayed when He was on
the earth is upon you, child of God. Prayer in itself is a major channel
through which we receive Godís abundant grace into our lives. Hebrews
4:16 admonishes us to come boldly to Godís throne of grace to obtain
mercy and to find grace to help us in our time of need. Child of God, be
free and real in your prayers. You are talking to God, your loving
Pray in faith and pray in line with the word of God, 1John 5:14.
Remember that we come to God in the name of Jesus and because of Jesus,
we are guaranteed Godís audience and response to our prayers. The Holy
Spirit is also always available to help us in our prayers, Rom.8:26-27.
You must rely more on the strength and direction of the Holy Spirit as
you pray. Pray under His influence and incessantly pray in tongues,
ICor.14:14-15. Grace did not stop Apostle Paul from praying. On the
contrary, it caused him to pray even more fervently than others.
The grace of God has a way of changing prayer from being a burden into
bringing joy and delight. As you trust God for more of His grace, you
will keep growing and making progress in your prayer life.
PRAYER FOCUS: Thank God for His abundant grace available for you to
draw nearer to Him and to grow and prevail in prayer. Desire more of Him
and by faith make your requests known unto Him.