I am…a Prayer
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Today, as I write this, I recognize that it is the national day of prayer.
Today, also happens to be the middle of my church’s, Torch Church, fast as we prepare for developing a second campus.
It is also the day that my family has set aside to pray and fast for one another.
Not only all of this, it is My brother’s 30th birthday, a birthday that he is spending in the hospital.
There is no better day for me to remember that who I am in Jesus is the result of prayer and a man of prayer.
Each of us believers must realize that we have position in Christ as a result of the prayers of Jesus, and other loved ones and leaders of the faith who have prayed knowingly and unknowingly on our behalf that we would have relationship with Christ.
Today let us realize that we were made to pray. Jesus assumes that we would be praying to our father and be heard. We do not deserve to have a voice before a holy God. Our sin should keep us far.
However, because of the love of Christ this is only possible. Jesus died and gave us right standing with God. Now we are given the right to seek God and ask in the name of Jesus for that which our heart desires. Let us not neglect that calling!
Today I pray for our world, our nation, my church, my family, and today my heart aches for my brother. The doctors have said for months that he has no hope of recovery, but today I plead with the Lord that he be healed…that all my loved ones be healed and saved!!!
Comment and leave a prayer request today. Let me add your requests to my prayer list today. As one family in Christ let us seek Him together.
After all, I AM A PRAYER, in Christ and so are YOU!
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
“Prayer is the acid test of devotion.” ~ Samuel Chadwick