Pray For My People, Oh Israel
Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 21, 2016 brought to you by The Plough
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Lord our God, whose might is over all the world, over heaven and over earth, we want to find strength in you, for you have given us thousands of proofs that you are with us, helping in all that happens. And when we meet with difficulties, we want all the more to find strength in you, we want all the more to hope in you and await your victory. Let your light shine into everything, in life and in death. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Daily Commentary: As Christians, we don’t just say a prayer for the people, we say prayers for all people from all walks of life and all beliefs. Why? It is because of God’s unconditional love that we use as our model to bring change to a world filled with sin and to help those in their time of need.
God asks us to pray for my people which is a call for humility and guidance. It is a call to pray for the church and it’s people.
This prayer for God’s people comes with a promise from God Himself that He listen’s to us in our time of need and takes the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and fulfills Jesus’ mission on earth… to come and reverse the effects of Adams sin and give us life everlasting!
Do you pray for my people asks the Lord?
Do you pray with humility?
Each one of us has the chance to talk to and listen to God Himself but as it is written in Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
That is a powerful way indeed to pray but it goes much further than that. We read that Jesus did not like the way the Pharisees prayed. They prayed out in the open streets so everyone could see and hear them. They wanted to show the public they were holy and pious.
Have you been guilty of that way of prayer?
Jesus condemns this way of praying in the bible by answering: “They have their reward,” which is the reward of being seen by others. Jesus does not say public prayer is wrong, but the idea behind the prayers. Are they for God or for men? Are they to be seen by others or are they genuine from the heart no matter what others may say?
God hears you and wants you to open your heart with a genuine prayer of love and thanksgiving. You can ask for anything you want but it is better to ask for God’s blessings and allow Him to work in your life. Anything other than that and it will fall on deaf ears.
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