“It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
There is a popular saying, “God didn’t answer your prayer because…” This false concept was started by our arch-enemy, Satan. We do not have a God who listens to some prayers and discards others. Each person regardless of their belief or unbelief in Jesus, if they pray, the Holy Spirit intervenes and takes every prayer to Jesus, our Heavenly Intercessor.
The mystery of the Holy Spirit is one that we will never understand. But we don’t have to understand the power of God. All we need is faith and the courage to whisper a prayer in our darkest hours and our deepest distress.
God would never create humanity in His image and leave us to figure out the vicissitudes of life alone. We would be hopeless without the ability to communicate with and receive answers from our loving, prayer-hearing, and prayer-answering God.
“When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15
Even though God gave His Son to die for us, many do not understand the love of God, our Heavenly Father. We think that we have to be righteous to come to God. In times of abject sinfulness, deepest sorrow, and when filled with anxieties, and worries, all we have to say is a short and honest prayer. The simple prayer of “God, help me!” has brought comfort to those who had suicidal ideations and has stopped them from taking their lives. Now they are spreading their testimony to help those who are feeling hopeless.
Pray for yourself. We underestimate the power of prayer. Not only do we receive peace and stay connected to God but also receive our daily dose of spiritual strength from praying. The power of the Holy Spirit gives us the discernment to recognize Satan’s targeted warfare against us and the strength to shun temptation.
Pray for others. The role of an Intercessor for others, whether they are believers or unbelievers is a vital function of a disciple of Jesus Christ. Stay connected to God by breathing whispers of prayer throughout your day.
Prayer: Thank Lord, for the unmerited grace and mercies of a new day. Your Love for us is endless and unequaled. We pray for the wisdom to understand not only Your love but the desire to have an unbroken connection with you every day. Forgive us for the sins that easily flow from a heart filled with selfishness. We pray for cleansing from the bitter fruits of pride, unforgiveness, and lack of love and concern for others. We pray for the brokenhearted and for those who do not know You. We ask for the provisions to help those in need.
God, we ask You to anoint us with the Holy Spirit and reveal our purpose. Jesus, we are forever grateful for your sacrifice that we may live righteously on this present earth and forever in the New Heaven and New Earth in the future. Hear our prayer that we ask in Jesus’ Holy name. Amen.