(KJV.) MATTHEW 6:9-13
(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
(10) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
(11) Give us this day our daily bread.
(12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
(13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL
Brethren, prayers are very important aspects of believers walk of faith in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; prayer is a key to unlock mercy gates of heaven; many times, we allow fleshly desires to overshadow our prayer lives, because as humans, we do not take spiritual aspects of lives seriously; understand facts that, we are in battlefield of this world on daily bases, when we pray, we align our innermost spirits to the resurrection power of Holy Spirit, our advocate, who inturn channels our petitions through his spirits directly into the heart of Jesus Christ and unto our Father who answers prayers; when we pray, we strengthen and energise our faiths to persevere through sufferings, withstand evil devises of the enemy, walk in victories of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; regardless of what human perceptions are on prayers; let know for sure that prayer of faith works miracles, signs and wonders, enlightens discernments in the world of darkness to fulfill destines.
There are narratives in the scriptures whereby our Father moved compassionately to manifest his powers because of prayers of his servants: for example, Elijah, cried out to our Father on behalf of the woman of Zarephath when her son died suddenly; our Father heard the voice of Elijah, granted his petition, the soul of the child came into him again. (1 King 17); our Father answers all prayers; at times, he chooses not answer prayers right away, but his silence does mean our prayers are not heard; either he is saying "No" to that particular prayer request or "wait", I will give you later:"; at times, from his perception, we are not physically or spiritually matured enough to receive answers to certain prayers, but he surely answers prayers; therefore, if we do not have prayer relationship with our Father yet, let us endeavor to build one up with him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
In reference to the above text, Jesus Christ taught his disciples how to pray; reviewing the text, we can see that, first of all, Jesus acknowledge our Father, as the heavenly father; his supremacy, then gave glory to his name; reverencing him: secondly, beckoning him to allow his kingdom in heaven operate the same ways on earth; thirdly, to be our daily source of providence, physical and spiritual nourishments; fourthly, to pardon our wrongful actions, as we pardon wrongful actions of others; fifthly, to guide our footsteps not walk into traps of the enemy, but deliver us from evil devises: for the kingdom belongs to our Father, the power, the glory everlasting; when we cannot pray, voice out our concerns to our Father, the Holy Spirit groans from within our innermost spirits unto our Father on behalves; however, we can pray the above prayer with faith, the glory of our Father will shine, take absolute control of our predicaments, and answer our prayers.
Dearly beloved, it is essential to our maturities in purposes of our Father to make prayers part of our daily routines; whether we have negative issues to pray about, or not, prayer is necessary, and we can pray on behalf of others, thank our Father for protections, victories and providence: also, the Holy Spirit within our innermost spirits get energized through prayers; if we do not pray, the Holy Spirit might remain dormant within our hearts, may not be effective to teach, reprove or approve our behaviors; believers may not hear his voice distinctively or feel his presence within their hearts; therefore, prayer is a must do for a believer, it is never enough; believers, let us pray without ceasing; for effectiveness of our callings depends exclusively upon our relationships with our Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit; and prayer is the key to unlock doors of relationships with the Holy Trinity; we cannot have it any other ways; also, when we pray, receive answers to our prayers, let us give thanks to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.