(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Genesis 44-46 & Luke 18)
The more I pray the better I get to know God.
I do not know God’s timing so when I pray telling God what to do I should not be alarmed when my prayers of that sort aren’t answered as I want.
The chosen verse encourages persistence in prayer. The occasional approach to prayer is not effective.
I need to live a Godly life. Walking with God will assist me in being in agreement with Him. That agreement will impact the effectiveness of my prayers.
I believe that I need to be persistent in praying for the salvation of family members. I plan to be relentless in that quest. They need God.
One offshoot of praying for things is that I also have to open myself up to being willing to be part of a solution. A family member unsaved? Maybe God is waiting for me to be involved. Maybe He is preparing me to be involved. By praying I understand that I may have a part, with God’s leading, in the solution.
“Lord, I open myself up to Your leading. What do You want me to do? Help me to know what it is and do it. Praying for others is a definite. Keep me mindful of Your power. You can change the sun! I lift up and lower before You, my family. Father, bless them, through me if need be. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”