SCRIPTURE: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer is the platform for the building, strengthening and developing of relationship between God and man.
The Scripture makes it clear that prayer is a platform for communion between God and man.
Matthew 6:9 says,
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
From the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 6:9-15, we understand prayer as the platform for the building, strengthening and developing of relationship between God and man. Jesus said; In this manner pray ye, our father which art in heaven…
You know, relationship must precede request. To be requesting things from a person you have no relationship with makes you a beggar. There are people who are begging and they think they are praying. If the relationship between a man and God is concrete, making requests always may not need to happen.
For example, I have a relationship with my wife for more than Twenty-Eight years now. She does not need to beg me for things. It is not right if she is begging me or crying for things always. It is wickedness on the part of a man for his wife to be begging him for things if a relationship exists between the two of them.
Your siblings or parents also don’t need to beg you before you help them because you are related to them. This is how it is in the realm of the spirit; if you have a quality relationship with God, you don’t need to beg Him for things.
Remember this: Prayer is the platform for the building, strengthening and developing of relationship between God and man.
1. Build and develop your relationship with God consistently through prayer.
2. Refuse to live a prayer-less life.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to build, strengthen and develop my relationship with You consistently at the place of prayer. Deliver me from lukewarm and lethargic living, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTATING PRAYER.
QUOTE: It is wisdom to find out what you are looking for in life; what God wants to do with your life; what will take you to your desired destination fast, and direct your energies there. The first of such activities, I believe, is your relationship with God – the time given to prayer and the study of the Word. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Amos 2-4.
AMAZING FACT: Your eye is the fastest contracting muscle in the body, contracting in less than 1/100th of a second.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Your prayer life is amplified and your relationship with God is strengthened in Jesus Name.