Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 June 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Effective Prayer
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TOPIC: Effective Prayer (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 17 June 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:9-16; Luke 11:1-4
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
MEMORY VERSE: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” – 1 John 5:14
Prayer is your key to open the day and the key to lock the night.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOUR ARROW OF PRAYER WILL LOCATE THE FOREHEAD OF YOUR GOLIATH, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
It is one thing to pray and another thing to pray effectively. Effective prayer is not selfish but prayed with love. It must be said in line with the will of God and in the name of Jesus Christ. It brings down the hands of God to move in your situation. For you to pray effectively also, it must be in line with the example that Jesus gave when His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray during His sermon on the mount, as we read in our Fire Scripture today.
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The first ingredient of effective prayer is reverence to God, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.” This indicates that God is holy and awesome. It is a statement of praise and commitment to honour God. The second ingredient is acknowledgment of His sovereignty: “Thy Kingdom come”. You must acknowledge God’s supremacy over all. The third ingredient is to ask for His will: “Thy will be done”. This is praying God’s will and not your will. The fourth ingredient is relying on God’s provision: “Give us this day”. Note that God’s provision is to be asked on daily basis and you must make God as your provider. The Lord’s Prayer did not say “these days” but “this day”. Trust God daily to provide your needs.
The fifth ingredient of effective prayer is forgiveness. Jesus taught His disciples to forgive those that offended them, so that their heavenly Father will forgive them. We too must forgive those that have wronged us. The measure with which you forgive, that is the measure you too will receive forgiveness. Prayer prayed with an unforgiving heart can never be effective. Jesus said, if you bring your sacrifices or offerings (prayer and thanksgiving) to the altar and you have somebody that has offended you, you must go and reconcile first with the person so that your prayer will be answered (Matthew 5:23-24).
The sixth ingredient is to avoid temptation: “And lead us not into temptation”. As Christians, sometimes, we struggle with temptations but God has promised that He will not allow us to be tempted beyond our endurance (2 Corinthians 10:13). In your prayer, ask God to help you to recognise temptation, because sometimes it looks so subtle, and also give you strength to overcome it.
So, beloved, for your prayer to be effective, it must include all the ingredients mentioned in the Lord’s Prayer. It must also be word-based.
- Father Lord, baptise me with the spirit of prayer, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, turn my life to prayer machine, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord, let my will be lost in Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord Jesus, teach me to pray, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Every quencher of the holy fire of prayer assigned against me, die, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Powers swallowing my prayer arrow, die, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- I terminate every attack of the enemy against my prayer life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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