Open Heaven for Teens 7th February 2024 Message
Open Heaven For Teens 7th February 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional Message by Pastor E.A Adeboye And Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye
TOPIC: Pray Effectively
MEMORISE: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
READ: Acts 4:24-31
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
One of the greatest needs of a Christian is to discover and experience the privilege of effective prayers because it is one thing to pray and it is another thing to pray effectively. As a teenager, you may know how to pray with confidence, but listening. to God and knowing His will are what will bring answers to your prayers.
I have a problem with Christians who talk about prayers often but never pray: I hope you are not like that. If you want to pray right, then you must ask the Holy Spirit to help you so that you don’t just wait in the place of prayers for hours with no results to show.
One of the ways to pray effectively is by praying for something that would glorify God.
Praying for things that are dear to His heart, such as asking for an opportunity to share the gospel with a family member, teacher or lecturer, or for the ability to love your neighbour and become better in your character are also ways to pray effectively. God will not fail to answer these kinds of requests, and in addition, He will give you other things that you didn’t ask for, just like He did for Solomon. (1 Kings 3:12-14)
Father, please help me to pray effectively.
HYMN 16 – BREATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD
1. Breathe on me, Breath of God;
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
2. Breathe on me, Breath of God:
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.
3. Breathe on me, Breath of God
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
4. Breathe on me, Breath of God;
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Exodus 26:1-27:21; Matthew 25:1-30
Open Heaven for Teens 7 February 2024 Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye & Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries