UNDERSTANDING PRAYER By DIGC  01 June 2020

UNDERSTANDING PRAYER By DIGC 01 June 2020

Prayer is a platform where we enforce and establish the will, purpose and agenda of God in the earth as it is in heaven. 

SCRIPTURE: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer is a platform for communion between God and man. 

The subject of prayer is one of the most misunderstood subjects in Christendom. Many people do not actually understand what prayer is all about. There are people who think that prayer only happens when they face a challenge or have a need. So, they have no business praying except there is a challenge or a need. And this is why such people can live for weeks, months and even a whole year without praying until there is a challenge. Beloved, is this what prayer is all about? Certainly Not.

Now, the question is, what is prayer all about? 

1. Prayer is a platform for communion between God and man (Matthew 6:9a). 

“…Our Father which art in heaven…” portrays communion or relationship dimension of prayer. Prayer is a platform for communion between God and man. 

2. Prayer is a platform for the offering of thanks, praise and worship to God (Matthew 6:9b). 

“…hallowed be thy name…” entails the worship dimension of prayer. There is a dimension of prayer that the only reason to pray is the offering of thanks, praise and worship to God. This is called prayer of adoration. So, prayer is not only about asking God for something but also the offering of thanks, praise and worship to God.  

3. Prayer is the platform for the establishment of the rule and will of God in the earth (Matthew 6:10). 

“…Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6:10). This entails the establishment of the rule and will of God in the earth. One reason for our concern, passion and prayer for our nation, Nigeria is that what is happening here, like in most places in the world today, is contrary to the will of God for a people. So, prayer is a platform where we enforce and establish the will, purpose and agenda of God in the earth as it is in heaven. It is a platform where we enforce what God wants in our lives.

Beloved, having understood what prayer entails, my counsel is, make up your mind to pray effectively. Make prayer a platform for a buoyant communion with God, offering thanks, praise and worship to Him and establishing His rule and will on the earth.

Remember this: Prayer is a platform for communion between God and man. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Maintain a buoyant communion with God always.

2. Offer thanks, praise and worship to Him consistently.

3. Pray to enforce His rule and will on the earth: in your life, family, community, church and nation.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for opening my eyes to see what prayer entails. I receive the grace to commune with You, offer thanks and enforce Your will on the earth, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING PRAYER (PART 1).

DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 70-72.

QUOTE: Prayer is the flow of communication between man and God proceeding from a healthy, lively relationship. Culled from “PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER” by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Goldfish can recognize faces. And not just faces, but also shapes, colours and sounds.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Fresh grace for a buoyant prayer life is released upon your life now in Jesus’ Name.  

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