And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full John 16:23-24
The power of the Spirit of God to bear on our world is brought through Prayer. The word of God and Holy Spirit leads us always to pray and effect changes in our world. Jesus prayed; The prophets prayed; the apostles prayed, and they all taught us to pray always. There are lots of results we’ll never see in our lives except if we pray. It’s God’s way of relating with us; He asked us to do it.
shows us what God thinks when it comes to prayer: “I publicly proclaim bold promises; I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so that no one can know what I mean. And I didn’t tell Israel to ask me for what I didn’t plan to give! No, for I, Jehovah, speak only truth and righteousness” (TLB).Isaiah 45:19
He’ll never ask us to pray for something He didn’t plan to give to us. He tells us to pray because He plans to answer us in ways we cannot comprehend.
It’s important to know this when you pray and it seems what they’re praying about hasn’t materialized. God wants us to experience the glory of God in answering our prayers. He delights in answering our prayers. He loves to see us actualize our hopes and dreams, and then we praise Him for it.
God wants us to have the audacity of faith to expect answers when we pray because the Lord derives glory from answering our prayers. It brings to mind the words of Jesus in John 15:8: “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” His joy is for you to have a fruitful, productive and effective walk-in righteousness.
Say this prayer.
Dear Father, thank you for the honour and opportunity of prayer, bringing me into the Presence of God. The very thought that you delight in answering my prayers makes prayer more exciting for me to pray always.
Thank you for giving me the extraordinary Name of Jesus to live by and dwell in, with it, I live triumphantly and experience supernatural results in every aspect of my life. Amen.
John 18:1-27 & 1 Chronicles 11-13
1 Corinthians 15:20-28 & Proverbs 30
1 Peter 3:12 1 John 5:14-15 John 16:23-24