The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child.
We have that kind of access. – Tim Keller
Ask the Father to give you opportunities to speak of Christ with winsome boldness.*
I pray that words may be given me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:19).
*Inspired by Kurt Bjorklund, Prayers for Today, p.37.
Wait for the Lord.
Hope in Him.
Ask God for guidance.
Look to God’s instructions and teachings.
(from Isaiah 8:17,19-20).
Isaiah saw the Lord, sitting on a lofty throne. He heard the Lord ask, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”
He answered, “Here am I. Send me (from Isaiah 6:1-8).”
How would you respond if the Lord asked you?
Think about the Lord.*
Notice what He is doing.
Talk to Him about everything.
Prayer is simple, sincere conversation with the Lord.
*Read the Bible to know who God is and what He does.
“Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean. . . . Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good (Isaiah 1:15-17).
Powerful prayer and sin can’t coexist. Mercifully, the Lord offers hope and help for those who struggle with sin.
“Come now, let’s settle this,” Says the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet, I will make them as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).”
Pray from a heart purified by the blood of Jesus.
I was visiting family friends. Their three year old daughter prayed before our meal.
I can’t remember her exact words, but this was the form of her prayer: “Thank you for this. Thank you for that. Thank you for the other thing. Thank you for the food. Amen.”
We can pray like she did. Begin every sentence of your prayer with thanks.