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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Thursday, May 26, 2016
Today’s scripture reading:
The emphasis here is on God’s will, not our will. When we communicate with God, we don’t demand what we want; rather we discuss with him what he wants for us. If we align our prayers to his will, he will listen; and we can be certain that if he listens, he will give us a definite answer. Start praying with confidence! (NLT)
1 John 5:14-16 – And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.
If you see a Christian brother or sister sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.
You do not have, because you do not ask. – James 4:2 (NRSV)
Francisco de Castro Maria’s (Luanda, Angola) story is titled “WHY PRAY?” Here is a portion of Francisco’s story:
“. . . As we pray, God helps us find solutions to the numerous puzzling and painful situations of our lives. God’s wisdom surely exceeds ours. When we do not know what the will of God is, prayer will help us discern it. . . .
“Just as we do not know who will respond to the message of Jesus until we share it, we may never see the results of a prayer that was not prayed. We pray to acknowledge our faith in God and to find the power to be God’s people in the world.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” (Jas. 5:16)
Prayer: Eternal God, teach us how to pray as we should and according to your will. May you be glorified in our lives because we come always to you in prayer. Amen.
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