““So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!””
Luke 11:9-13 NKJV
Knock, knock, knocking on Heaven’s door
My mother had persistence. For much of my life, my mother prayed for me to turn from the evils of this world and turn toward Jesus. She prayed for years. I will not know until eternity what her prayers kept me from, or what depth of depravity I could have sank to. I learned a lot about prayer from her, and I have built much of that into my own prayer life.
From the prayer chair, I hear so many needs. I have joined many a family in praying for lost loved ones, or loved ones who have gone astray, caught up in this world, which is passing away. Week after week they bring their loved ones before the throne, and week after week I pray for them tirelessly. I know the power of persistence, as God heard my mother and did the miracle of saving my soul.
Ours is One who answers prayers. I have so many reports of what God has done in the lives of others that I have prayed for. One thing I ask often for is the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. I got His full saving presence on the day that I was saved. I keep asking for more, that anointing, that control that helps me to do the supernatural each day. Through the power of the Holy Spirit I am able to pray for what I ought, and have the desire to do it at all. His power is the foundation of all that I do. He governs what I pray for, as I lift others up for salvation, revival, and spiritual growth.
Believers, know that you can go to the Father and ask for what you need. We are in a time when prayer is essential. Prayer number one should be for more of Him, more of His presence in your life to deal with the day to day struggle that seems to be casting a shadow on this world. Our power to endure comes through the Holy Spirit, who directs us on how we should live. He also unlocks the word of God for us, that we may apply it to all that we experience.
We need to pray for those in authority in the country, and those who hate us. We must be persistent in praying for opportunities to share the Gospel while there is yet light. Darkness is coming, and the work will be hard.
See something troubling, pray, see a need that seems impossible to meet, pray, a loved one has fallen away, pray. Over the years I have seen God rebuild relationships that had gone assunder. I have seen those who had gone cold, revived and lost saved.
Remember that Jesus went to the cross to pay your sin debt and give you access to the Holy of Holies. I urge you to take advantage of that everyday.
THE PRAYER CHAIR IS OPEN! Send me your requests!