Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Prayers That Proclaim

Luke 13:12 - But when Jesus saw her, He called her 2 Him and said 2 her, “Woman, u are loosed from your infirmity.”

When u have a need, do u pray or do u plead? Do u begin your prayers with words like, “Please God, please! God, I beg You 2 have mercy!"

Prayers that plead and beg imply that your heavenly Father is not willing 2 do it. Yet, He is far more gracious and willing 2 give 2 u than u are willing 2 ask, think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) He desires above all things that u prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2

In fact, long b4 u have a need, God has already met that need. Long b4 u knew u needed a Savior, He sent His Son 2b your Savior. This is your God! He is a good God. So when u beg Him for something, u are actually saying that He is reluctant 2 give and needs 2b persuaded strongly b4 He will move. Yet, He is not like that. 

Jesus knew the heart of the Father. When He saw the woman bound with a spirit of infirmity, He did not pray, “Oh Father! She has been suffering for 18 long years! I beseech You, Father, have mercy on her. Please, please heal her!” No, when Jesus saw her, He immediately proclaimed, “Woman, u are loosed from your infirmity,” bcoz He knew the heart of the Father. He knew that the Father wanted her delivered from her crippling condition. 

At the end of a church service, I don’t stand and pray, “Oh God, please bless Your people. Oh God, do keep them. Oh God, be ever so gracious 2 them!” Instead, I proclaim, “The Lord bless u. The Lord keep u. The Lord make His face shine on u and be gracious 2 u!” 

Beloved, when u pray, proclaim your healing, protection and provision bcoz your Father’s heart overflows with love for u. And when u declare it, He sanctions it. When u declare it, He establishes it!

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