Summary: Prayer is the panacea for the world situation today.
“Ask, and it shall be given you,seek and ye shall find, knock,and it shall be opened unto you; for everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8)
“Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open”. (TLB)
“Make a request, and it will be answered; what you are searching for you will get; give the sign, and the door will be open to you: Because to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire, and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open”.(BBE)
“Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened”. (AMP)
Prayer is the total communication of the inner Spirit with the Lord. It is the deeper yearnings of the spirit longing for the fellowship with the Father,Son and the Holy Spirit; with the positive aim of receiving answer from above.
Hannah in I Samuel Chapter 1 verse 15 pointed it aright.“It is one pouring his soul before the Lord”
The Message Bible in Contemporary Language put it this way: “The only thing I’ve been pouring out is my heart, pouring it out to God”
So, prayer is one pouring His whole heart to the unseen, all-seeing, hearing God. Again, prayer time is the moment to ask, seek and knock till the door of miracle is opened.
Because you are created in the image of God, this made you His property. No child hides from the presence of his father. Likewise, a child of God should not run away from the presence of his caring and loving father. His hands speak of joy, comfort,love,healing and protection. He loves your fellowship and cherishes your communications. When you are Lords’, you will easily understand His ways, desire and voice.
The power of prayer draws you nearer to the obedience of Him that says, “Ask”
Some people love to rush out in the morning, get busy in the afternoon and sleep off easily in the night because they are ignorant of the Master’s desire which is also the cheapest key to success in these critical times. Again, most people listen to the opinion of others around them everyday and easily go off-way from the direction or the ways of the Lord. When you are a spiritual being, you should understand the spiritual things. A spiritual man understands the yearning of the spirit. He moves when he hears through the spiritual ears. Some people always complain that God’s ways are strange to them. It should not be so.
Maybe their faith are dead. Yes! Dead faith brings dead result.
Life is a battle but through prayer, you can be victorious. Jesus is our perfect example. He conquered all His battles and confrontations during His earthly ministry because of His prayer life. His purpose of “all night prayer” syndrome was to stay in contact with His father,so that He will hear His voice, know and do His will. He was much interested in Heaven’s fellowship.