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March 5: Prayer Is a Privilege

Jeremiah 33:3

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

John 16:23

“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”

 

It is such an unparalleled privilege to call upon the Name of the Lord. Psalms 33:12 tells us that “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance”. Prayer is a privilege to fellowship with God, to partner with Him and to draw on His power to help and lift. What a privilege this is! Prayer is useless without God to whom we pray, which means if there were no God, there wouldn’t be prayer. God, His love, His faithfulness and His willingness to answer prayers make prayer worth all that it is. God’s faithfulness and mercy makes prayer worth its value. We pray because God answers prayer, for He is faithful to His Word and merciful to answer us when we cry. Hallelujah! You are so blessed because you serve the only true and living God who answers prayer.

We ought to see our access to God through the blood of Jesus as a huge blessing, because it really is! We, in Christ, are most blessed of all men because we have an unlimited invitation to come to the Father God in prayer, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In John 16:23 the Lord Jesus tells us to ask the Father for whatsoever we require in His Name. No blessing can be this rich and benevolent. “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you”. What a blessing this is! Glory be to God forever!

Beloved, make the most of your free access to the Father today. Give yourself to prayer. Continue steadfastly and passionately in prayer. Let all that concerns you be brought before the Father in prayer. Refuse to be anxious about anything, but in all things by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your request known unto God. Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you – affectionately and specifically. God wants you to make the most of this robust privilege that He’s given you to come before Him in prayer.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I make the most of the prayer privilege that the Lord has given me. I give myself to prayer and intercession. My generation will see the glory of God as I bend my knees to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Further Meditation: Luke 18:1-5; Matthew 7:7-9.

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