In the Word
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” (Matthew 21:22).
Of the Word
Any morning you wake up laughing is a good day. I had one of those mornings when, through the baby monitor, I heard my daughter say, “All done!” She was done sleeping, ready to get up, and confident I could hear her and would act to free her from the confines of the crib.
Much like the baby monitor that allows me to hear my daughter in her room, we have a direct line to God’s ear: prayer. Speaking to God is a privilege He gives believers. Prayer is powerful.
Joshua prayed and the sun stood still for a whole day. (Joshua 10:12–13) Jonah prayed and the very large fish that swallowed him spit Jonah out onto dry land. (Jonah 2) When Abraham prayed, a few people were saved from destruction in Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 18:22–33) Joshua, Jonah, and Abraham prayed with confidence, knowing God would act for them.
In the same way, we can be confident in our prayers. God hears and God acts when we come before Him with our requests. And as Joshua, Jonah, and Abraham proved, nothing is too big or too small to bring before God in prayer.
Walking with my Lord
Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of speaking to You in prayer. Help me be confident as I come before You with my requests. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.