Saturday, February 4, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Sincerity In The Prayer Closet

Saturday February 4

Bible Reading:     Psalm 35: 27 - 28

Topic:         Sincerity In The Prayer Closet

A lady went to a young Evangelist for counseling and prayer over her heartbreak in a relationship.

While crying uncontrollably, the Evangelist hastily prayed, "Pay the young man in question back with unbearable heartbreak in course of time." Surprisingly, the lady reacted "no! God don't please, I am at fault not him, Bless him with a faithful sister instead.

In our text, the Psalmist, like this wounded lady was sincere in his prayer closet. He prayed for the joy of those who favoured his righteous cause not his unrighteous cause, if he had one.

We need therefore to ask ourselves if we are sincere in our prayer closet?

Are the causes you pursue righteous or unrighteous?

As we already saw over the past two days, we should not pray against people even when they hurt us.

We must be aware that the Evangelist was wrong to pray against the young man and we commend the young woman for being honest.

The important lesson to take away from the illustration and today's passage is that we must be honest with God when we come to Him in prayer because He is All Knowing and will see through our dishonesty.

O God, My Father, help me to learn to ask aright and  to always receive, through Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour, Amen

Memory verse:   Psalm 35: 28
"And my tongue shall speak of Thy Righteousness and of Thy Praise all the day long."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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