Prayer 25: Teach me to pray
Thank You, Father, that Jesus has born my sin and intercedes for me, that because of His blood, shed for me, I have confidence to enter into Your Most Holy Presence. I want to draw near to You with a sincere heart in full assurance that as I call on You, You will answer me and show me great and unsearchable things that I do not know.
Teach me to pray O God! Teach me to pray Your heart, Your will, Your Word. Forgive me, Lord, for I am often self-focused in Your presence and give into the worries of this life and miss the blessing of praying Your heart for your Church and the world around me. Empower me by Your Spirit to intercede for others and Your work around the world. May I become one that You call on, even in the watches of the night, to “build up the wall” and stand in the gap on the behalf of others – and may I respond when You call. May the burden and intensity of the needs of a lost world, my brothers and sisters in Christ and my community of faith so overtake me, that I cannot keep silent day or night before You. Make me to be a watchman for Your Kingdom Father!
Like Anna, may I never leave Your presence, but learn to worship, fast and pray continually. Teach me what it means to be persistent in prayer until I receive the answer, – to always pray and never give up. Help me to rise before dawn and cry out to You, always putting my hope in the promises of Your Word. May Your Word be in my heart like a burning fire and Your promises my constant meditation. Mold me Father, into a prayer-warrior for Your Kingdom. Teach me to pray in Your Spirit that I might become one who is truly devoted to prayer and who participates with You in Your work, even to the ends of the earth! May prayer truly become the foundation of my living that I might be one who is found faithful, always praying –refusing to give up. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Read: Isaiah 53:12; Hebrews 10:19-20;
Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 6:25-33;
Ezekiel 22:30; Isaiah 62:6-7;
Ezekiel 3:17; Luke 2:37;
Luke 11:5-9; Psalm 119:147;
Jeremiah 23:29; Psalm 1:2;
Colossians 4:2; Luke 18:1-6
“Pray and praise through for your break through”- Godhead Disciple Ministry