SCRIPTURE: …give us this day our daily bread… Matthew 6:11.
THOUGHT FOR: Prayer gives us access to what belongs to us in God.
Prayer has been seen as a major weapon for successful living. As children of God, prayer is important in order not for us to be preys of the devil. It takes aggressive praying to fulfil purpose in life.
Now, as powerful as prayer is, many people cannot pray with results because they don’t know what prayer is all about.
In our study today, we shall seek to understand the subject of prayer.
Now, what is prayer?
i. Prayer is a platform for accessing our inheritance in God. …give this day our daily bread… Matthew 6:11
Prayer is the place where we can access our inheritance in God; we connect what God has in store for our lives at the place of prayer. Prayer gives us access to what belongs to us in God; it gives us access to our inheritance in God. At redemption, God gave us our inheritance but that can be accessed only by prayers. We connect to God’s promises for our lives at the place of prayers. Our daily supplies from God are accessed at the place of prayer.
ii. Prayer is the platform for the maintenance of true holiness and Godliness.
…And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us or our debtors… Matthew 6:14.
We can see from the above scripture that at the place of prayer, we do not just ask God for things, we also receive cleansing; at the place of prayer, we receive the grace for the maintenance of true holiness and Godliness.
When we say, forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, we are asking God to cleanse us from sin. Praying keeps people from sin and sin keeps people from praying. So, prayer is a platform for the maintenance of holiness and Godliness. It is the place where we renew our consecration, prayer is our altar of consecration. When we pray for cleansing, it is called consecrational prayer. At the place of prayer, we have a platform where we approach God for the cleansing of our lives; we come before God to take a spiritual bath.
Beloved, make up your mind to access your inheritance and maintain holiness by the maintenance of a buoyant and fervent prayer life.
Remember this: Prayer gives us access to what belongs to us in God
1. Make up your mind to access your inheritance in God by praying always.
2. Maintain a lifestyle of holiness by practicing periodic but consistent “consecrational” fasting and prayer.
PRAYER: Lord, I access what belongs to me in You by son-ship and redemption. I receive the grace to maintain a lifestyle of holiness and uprightness by the practice of “consecrational” fasting and prayer.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING
QUOTE: And backsliding does not just mean to relapse into drinking and smoking; it also means to have a reduction in the time spent in prayer, study of the Word, evangelism, commitment to God and His work, attendance to church services. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 16-18.
AMAZING FACT: A dog’s nose is like a human finger print – unique to its owner.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Receive fresh prayer fire today in Jesus’ Name.