Posted by: admin888 Post Date: May 15, 2019

Putting Prayer into Practice

Do you believe God will keep His Word? Do you think of the Word as alive and active on your behalf? Or is reading the Bible just a religious obligation to you? When you read biblical accounts of God answering the prayers of His people, does your faith grow?

Focus this week on abiding in Christ and having His words abide in you (see John 15:7) so the Word will work powerfully in your life. Spend time worshipping and fellowshipping with God, reading and mediating on His Word, praying, and

Meditate on verses relevant to your needs in order to build your faith in God and His Word: wisdom—James 1:5; salvation —John 3:16; healing—1 Peter 2:24; finances—Philippians 4:19; prosperity—Isaiah 1:19–20; provision—Matthew 7:11.

Choose three people in the Bible who offered effectual prayers to God and discover how they prayed, how they lived, what God promised them, and how He answered their prayers. Record your findings and refer to them when you face similar situations.

Let’s pray together: Prayer: Heavenly Father, Jesus said that those who hear the Word and receive it are like good soil. We ask You to fulfill Your Word in our lives. Let us be fertile soil that produces good fruit. Your Word says You will answer prayer offered
in faith and according to Your will. We will expect and prepare for the answer, confident that if You said it, You will do it; if You promised it, it will come to pass.

Thank You for the faith You have given us. Help us to expect a miracle.
We pray in the name of Jesus, our High Priest, who sits at Your right hand and intercedes for us. Amen.

Thought: The Word will bring forth good fruit from us.
Reading: 2 Kings 22–23; John 4:31–54

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