September 30: A Must for Prayer and Devotion
The Christian faith is based on the greatest common denominator; prayer. All the characters in the Bible and thousands of strong believers throughout history, all the prophets and our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ had profound commitment to lives of prayer.
The Bible records the direct impacts of their prayers on the circumstances and situations they faced. The evidence affirms one thing; no matter what you may think about prayer, it works powerfully. God’s presence and actions in the earthly realm requires our participation as human beings.
To preserve humanity from the flood, God needed Noah, to create a holy nation, He needed Abraham. To lead Israel out of bondage to freedom, He needed Moses. To defeat Jericho, He needed Joshua. To preserve the Hebrews from annihilation, He needed Esther. To secure the salvation of mankind, He needed to become a man. Now is our turn, Jesus needs you and me to change things here on earth.
Prayer is not an option, but a necessity. If we don’t pray, heaven cannot intervene in our affairs. We are put here to have authority and rights and to take responsibility for this earth and shape what happens here by our prayers.
That calls us all to live prayerful lives, and our decision to do so should be immediate. Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18: 1). I invite you to discover your authority and rights on earth and to position yourself to become a faith channel for heavenly influence on earth’s affairs. Heaven depends on you and the earth needs you and your immediate action.
Note: Prayer is one of the most exciting aspects of our lives of faith. Prayer has the power to transform lives, change circumstances, give peace in the midst of trials, alter the course of nations and win the world for Christ. Please join me on my praying activities as we journey daily.
Let’s pray: Our heavenly father, thank you for providing examples of lives dedicated to prayer. Help me to have a prayer life that will bring powerful transformation to every circumstance, in our country and in the world at large. O Lord, let our prayer lives motivate us to develop the appetite for Your Holy word. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Today’s reading: Isaiah 9-10; Ephesians 3
Prayer Adds Meaning to My Life.
Rev Bassey Ekong, Dip Ed, BSc. Ed, B. Ed, M. Ed is an educator/teacher of science on the high school panel of the local board of education in the Ottawa-Carleton region. He’s a psychology of learning specialist. A scholar, always learning, a writer, teacher and trainer, adviser board of directors and pastor of the Light of the Nations ministry international, a non-denominational ministry with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.