It was the first Sunday for the new pastor in the little country church. His sermon was short, but his prayer was rather lengthy. After the service was over, two members got together to share their opinions of the new pastor.
“That preacher sure can pray,” said one.
“Yes he can,” agreed the other. “He prayed for things that the last preacher didn’t know that the Lord had.”
Prayer involves responsibility and accountability. As God’s children we are responsible to go to our heavenly Father in prayer and ask for what we need. As for God our heavenly Father, He is accountable to answer our prayers because we are His children. It is important that we understand the child/heavenly Father relationship. Because we are God’s children we are to go to Him any time and every time we have a need. We are to ask for anything and everything, whenever we have a need and wherever we happen to be as long as the request is in agreement with His will and for our best. All of life comes from God and all of our life is given us to honor God. So, if what we ask will honor and glorify Him – the needs that we have that are in agreement with His Word – we can expect an answer.
Remember this: If it concerns us it concerned Him first and He will do whatever it takes to honor His promises if we are faithful to Him.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to rely completely upon You for everything we need, trusting in You always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Jeremiah 33:3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’