Pastor Segun Obadje

November 21: Prayer Connection to Grace

Acts 4:31

 “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness: And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”

Hebrew 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Acts 4:31, 33 “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness: And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”

Prayer is a divine privilege given to us by God to receive divine intervention. God wants to intervene in earthly affairs to offer heavenly assistance. The earth without God cannot survive another millennium. God made the earth to depend on heaven. The earth was not made to be independent of God, for it cannot sustain itself (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Prayer is that vital link between earth and heaven. We can hook up with grace through prayer. Heaven kisses the earth through prayer. God’s Spirit is allowed the right of way through prayer. God moves in our case through prayer. What a blessing it is to pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, and have our prayers answered without fail. Prayer is one of the rarest privileges God has given us to effect changes in time by engaging heavenly, ageless, powers of the world to come. You don’t have to complain because you can pray. Jeremiah 33: 3 tells us to call upon the Lord and He will answer and show us great and mighty things which we do not know.

Our opening verse shows us how the early saints received a divine bail out through prayer, from intense persecution against them and against the preaching of the Gospel. The Word tells us that when they had prayed, the place where they were was shaken, and they were all filled with the Spirit, and began to speak the Word of God with boldness, and great grace was upon them all – GREAT GRACE. They entered into great grace dimension of ministry through intense prayers. The same is true in our case as we get into serious praying, calling upon the Name of the Lord! Beloved, a life of diligence in seeking God through prayer brings a mighty deluge of grace upon you (Hebrews 11:6). God is no respecter of persons, what He does for one, He will do for another, under the same condition. Now go ahead and connect with grace as you pray!

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I thank You Father for the privilege to call upon Your Name. I do not take it for granted; therefore I make the most of this huge and inestimable blessing as I daily connect to grace through prayer. Amen.

Further Meditation: Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 7:7-9.