Engage these Daily Prayer and Scriptures for today. Take to God all that you desire in prayers, while you watch restfully as he steps into situations to bring out beauty and colour in your live. Today, as you commune with God, know that God has settled all that concerns you, Just believe and pray with faith in your heart. Remain blessed in Jesus name, Amen.

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Today’s Prayer is Authored by: Jessica Van Roekel

Prayer Focus For Today 8th November 2023: A Prayer about the Power of Prayer

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 1:17-20 ESV

I had forgotten how to pray. It was my first Moms In Prayer group and we bowed our heads and hearts before the Lord to lift our children to him. Tears leaked from my eyes as I sat listening to the other women pray for my child. My pulse pounded in tune to my rapid heart rate as I sat humbled before God. I had forgotten how powerful prayer could be and I realized how I had succumbed to a fatalistic view on it.

Fatalism had crept into my heart because of unanswered prayers, prayers long waited for, and prayers that felt unheard. I had taken the concept of God’s sovereignty too far and exchanged faith for the belief that God would do his will whether I prayed or not. This led to me not praying or at least praying less than wholeheartedly.

In Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians, we discover God’s highest desire for every follower of Christ. He longs for us to know his Son better, to receive more wisdom, insight, understanding, and to experience greater power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Forgetting to pray or giving up on prayer leads us further away from God’s heart for us.

The disciples lived and learned from Jesus, and they still experienced some confusion. They needed the parables explained to them. They couldn’t quantify how Jesus did miraculous acts. Sometimes he touched someone, and their miracle happened, or someone touched him and power flowed out of him. Other times he used his spit to make mud to give sight and for blind men, sight came through a command. Yet, God longs to give us more understanding about Jesus. Prayer is one way we can know him more.

In the book of Romans, we read that hope does not disappoint us because hope is a person and Jesus is his name. And in Hebrews 11:1 we read that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, of things not seen. What does Jesus want to do in our life? He can give us wisdom, insight, and understanding, but we need to press in close to him, to rely on him, and to hope in him. Prayer grows our hope.

This life is hard. We face difficulties of varying degrees daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Some of us struggle with debilitating physical, emotional, or relational pain. We know we have the victory because Jesus says we do, but when it feels like we’re on the losing end of a daily battle with pain, that victory feels out of reach. But God. He makes a way for us to know him and his power. He gave us the Holy Spirit to guide us and to help us walk in power and victory


Let’s pray:

Holy God,
Thank you for that you gave us prayer as a way to communicate with you. Forgive me for treating it with carelessness. Forgive my fatalism. You long for me to pray in faith, believing and trusting that you will reveal yourself to me. Will you open my eyes to understand what’s happening in front of me and behind the scenes? Give me the power of your Spirit so that I can believe that my prayers matter.

Pour out your wisdom on me so that I can know how to pray and what to pray. Your Spirit in me is the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead and I long for you to flow through me continually so that I may be pure, refined, and prepared for your purpose for my life. Thank you for hearing my prayer and loving me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

This Is the Assurance of Answers to Your Prayers – Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!

Please pray with faith in your heart and remember to lead someone to pray with these prayer points!

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