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The Gift of Prayer

Anchor Devotional - 05.26.16


“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” “Pray continually.”

Jeremiah 33:3, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

It goes without saying that one of the most precious and powerful weapons in our spiritual arsenal is prayer. God is drawn to the prayers of His people. In Luke 11 the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray; in Acts 4 the early church gathered to pray and were filled with the Holy Spirit; in Acts 10 an angel said to a Roman Centurion, Cornelius, that his prayers were a “memorial offering” before God.

What about your prayers? When you come openly in prayer before God, are you changed? Are you growing more intimate with the God who made you? As you do, it’s imperative that you learn to trust, leaving the method of answering in His hands. God tells us that His house is to be a House of Prayer; therefore, our persistence in prayer is a blessing to Him. As one of my friends writes: PUSH, Pray Until Something Happens!

Prayer is not an option; it’s a command. If all the uncertainty, conflict, tears, and trials of life are not enough to drive us to our knees, we’re in spiritual trouble. Refresh your prayer life today!

Scripture Focus

Jeremiah 33:1-6

Insight

“It takes a serious mind and a determined heart to pray past the ordinary into the unusual.” (A.W. Tozer)

Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 19
  • Psalm 145
  • 2 Thessalonians 1-3