In Touch Daily Devotional 16th March 2021 By Dr Charles Stanley Tuesday Message
Read In Touch Daily Devotional 16th March 2021 By Dr Charles Stanley
Topic: The Priority of Prayer
Today’s Scripture: Luke 11:1-4
1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
2 And He said to them, When you pray, say: ` Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.'”
Message: Prayer is not optional for a Christian. In fact, Jesus considered it essential, even for Himself. Though He was God’s Son, He still took time to be alone with His Father in prayer. His disciples saw this and asked Him to teach them how to pray. The prayer Jesus taught them is a model for every believer. It shows us how to:
• Come with a focus on the heavenly Father. When you praise the Lord, your mind lets go of earthly concerns and centers on His desires and glory.
• Surrender to Him as Lord and King. The goal of prayer is not to get God to do what you want but to align your desires and requests with His will. Such prayers are the ones He promises to answer.
• Approach the Lord with a humble, dependent spirit. Recognize that He is the one who provides for your needs and sustains your life.
• Seek His forgiveness and protection from temptation. Ask God to uncover anything unholy in your life and replace it with righteousness.
Developing a consistent prayer life takes commitment. Daily activities will crowd out time with the Lord unless you reserve a segment of each day to pray.
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