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How Do We Pray Effective Prayers? - Friday's Dose - 1st September 2017

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For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. - (Romans 2:13).

Thoughts for Today

In these uncertain times, prayer is essential. It is our greatest form of communication with a holy God, who has provided a way for us to not only worship Him but to know Him personally. Through prayer, we discover the depths of God’s mercy and love for us. It is also where we confess our sin and receive His forgiveness.

Still, many avoid prayer. Rather than becoming an opportunity to be cleansed and to fellowship with God, prayer becomes a joyless duty. Perhaps this is because some have never learned the secret of powerful and effective prayers. The question then becomes, “How do we pray effective prayers?”

The Bible tells us, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). If being a righteous man or woman is the key to powerful and effective prayer, what are the characteristics of a righteous person?

A righteous person is a person who is in right-standing with God. A righteous person has a personal relationship with Jesus as his or her personal Savior. A righteous person seeks to obey God and yield to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Righteousness means a person wants what is right according to the Word of God—he or she wants to see God’s truth and God’s will established on this earth.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 

I pray that I am a righteous person. Reveal anything in my life that might be a hindrance to my relationship with You. Thank You for the promise that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team


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