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Are you facing a situation that confuses you; that makes you clueless as to what to say or do? Do you find yourself helpless about a particular situation? Do you need wisdom, patience, understanding, or a breakthrough?
When all else has failed, and you are at your wits’ end, that is when to pray!
Praying means asking God to intervene in, help, or change a situation for your good!
The good news is that God has provided prayer as a means of communicating with Him, and receiving help in our times of need.
David prayed to God when his family and possessions, and those of his soldiers, were carried away captive (1 Samuel 30:8). Elijah prayed for rain in a land blighted by drought (1 Kings 18:41-46), and King Hezekiah prayed for his life when the Prophet told him his time on earth was up (Isaiah 38:1-8).
Sadly, we only pray when things have gone horribly wrong. If only we understood that prayer should be made at all times: in good times we are to thank, praise and glorify God, and in bad times we are to plead for mercy, patience, endurance, and a positive change to our dwindling fortunes.
So what is your burden today? Is it sickness, financial health, marital problems, or a lack of understanding amongst colleagues? Is it childlessness, bad luck, unfaithfulness, or loneliness?
Pray then, and keep on praying until something happens. Persist in prayer, refuse to give up, continue to believe God for a turnaround of your situation, and Jehovah your provider, healer, wisdom, and protector will surely intervene.
Just keep on praying!
Lesson of the Week
1. Pray constantly (Philippians 4:6)
2. Pray with unwavering belief that you will receive your petition (James 1:6)
Do not cease praying until you receive. The constancy of your prayer tells God that your need is genuine, and communicates your obedience to “pray without ceasing”. Remember that Daniel prayed for 21 days before he received a response. The fact that God has not yet answered your prayer does not mean that He will not! His times are different than ours, and we must wait on His time!
Secondly, God wants us to ask in faith, believing without a doubt that He will answer us. Our asking in faith communicates to God that we accept that He exists, and that He will eventually reward those of us who diligently pray to Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Nothing is too difficult for our Father and His Son Jesus Christ; stay therefore in the place of prayer until He meets your need. I promise you that if you keep praying, God will yet bless you with your heart’s desire!
Keep the faith, and may God visit you soonest.
Weekly Nugget: “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17; KJV).
Dr. Kene D. Ewulu ministers from Columbia, South Carolina, The United States.
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