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Devotional - week of January 18, 2015


The following devotional was originally published by David Kuykendall on August 13, 2000. 

 HOW IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE?

Getting answers to our prayers may not be as difficult as we may have been thinking. Consider a few basics for having a highly productive prayer life.

We must be in communion with God through repentance and confession of our sins. We must have faith in God. We must believe the prayer promises of the Scriptures.

Furthermore, we must understand that there are some things we don’t need to ask God for. We must understand that there are some prayers God is not going to answer. And we must understand that there are some things God is not going to do until someone asks Him.

With the above thoughts in mind consider the following prayer  promise recorded in 1 John 5:14-15:

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

God knows all things about all people! God cares! God is able!

Permit God to breathe to you His desires for your prayers and then you breathe them back to Him.

Obeying the five imperatives of Romans 6:11-13 puts us in the best position for God to reveal to us His desires for our prayers.

In this quiet moment, obey those commands and then wait for God to breathe His words of guidance to you.