Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 17th – He Hears You Always

(Prayer: A Joyful Response To God’s Invitation)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 John 5:14
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

LET’S TALK
“Look at Jason; he’s always praying in the field,” Zack whispered to Frank.
“Maybe he’s in some form of trouble?” Frank replied.
“Well, if he is, why not tell us, his friends?”

Some people are just like Frank and Zack, always thinking that prayer is a response of the helpless or the weak to insurmountable and overwhelming challenges; no!

Prayer, primarily, is fellowship with God; and even though when one is oppressed or suffers injustice, he should pray, that isn’t the reason for prayer.

Prayer is the joyful response of the one who, with a heart full of faith, trusts in the living God. It’s a response more to God’s invitation to pray than the response to a situation. He invited us to pray because He intended to answer.

Ephesians 6:18 says, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

Notice that it says, “Praying always”; not “Praying sometimes.” It’s similar to what the Lord said in Luke 18:1 KJV: “…Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

If you’re a praying Christian, you’ll be an effective Christian, effective through the power of the Holy Spirit.

And the greatest part of prayer isn’t the prayer itself; it’s the answer. We haven’t had a great prayer time if we didn’t receive answers to our prayer!

Irrespective of what we have said in prayer, it’s God’s response that truly matters. Glory to God!

We’re ordained to receive answers when we pray because He said if we pray according to His will—His rule for prayer, which is praying in the Name of Jesus—He hears us.

If He heard us, then He answered us. That’s the beauty of prayer: the fact that we’re guaranteed to be heard (1 John 5:14).

You ought to rejoice each time you pray and say like Jesus, “Father, I thank you, because you hear me always” (John 11:42 paraphrased). Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:18 AMPC

Pray:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the blessing, privilege, opportunity of prayer, and channel for rich fellowship with you. I trust you with my life, and I’m confident that my future is secure; I’ll fulfil your destiny for me gloriously, as I remain yielded to your Spirit, guided by your wisdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Mark 2:23-3:1-12, Leviticus 11-12
TWO YEAR
Matthew 15:10-20, Genesis 48

Act:
Spend time to fellowship with the Lord as you pray intermittently in tongues and with songs of the Spirit.

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