MFM Daily Devotional 1 December 2023
TOPIC: Essential Tools for A Prevailing Prayer Life (I)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 11:12-24
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Faith and prayer are vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: By righteousness and unwavering faith, you will enjoy the wonders and fruits of prayer, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hosea 6 – 7; 2 Timothy 3 – 4
MFM Daily Devotional 1 December 2023 MESSAGE
As a New Testament believer today, there is still a lot to learn about prayer. The more knowledge you have about prayer and the more you pray, the more of its benefits heaven will release to you. For your prayer to be effective and prevailing, there are some tools that you need to possess. We shall examine them one after another. The first tool is righteousness. You must be born again, have right standing with God and live consistently in His will for your prayers to produce amazing results.
The Bible affirms that the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are always open to their cry. The word of God also says that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous. availeth much (James 5:16). Those who eschew sin and embrace holiness, as well as complete obedience, will always have great testimonies in the place of prayer.
The second tool you need for your prayer to be effective and prevailing is faith. The Bible says that it is impossible to please God without faith. The truth is that faith occupies a central position in God’s kingdom. It is the courageous trust in the ability of God to do all things, including what you desire. The word of God affirms that all things are possible to those who have faith.
Beloved, your must have faith that produces miracles and testimonies now, not later. One of Lazarus’ sisters would have missed the miracle Jesus performed in raising Lazarus if not for the mercy of God. She said that if Jesus had arrived earlier, Lazarus, would not have died and that He would raise Lazarus on the last day. Her faith was not activated for receiving the miracle of raising Lazarus to life there and then. It was tied to a later date or many years to come. She was wrong!
Always put your faith to work and have positive expectation as the woman with the issue of blood did. Faith is the essential spiritual tool for the change you desire. The Bible says, “If you have faith and do not doubt, you will say to this mountain, be removed and be cast in to the sea and you will have what you say” (Matthew 21:21).
1. Father, make me an ardent lover and doer of Your word, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, let Your word transform my prayer life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Henceforth, I shall prevail in prayer by the power of God’s word, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, give me faith and let me help others find it, in the name of Jesus.
5. I destroy the power of sin and claim the fruits of prayer, in the name of Jesus.
6. I have received the grace of God and the gift of righteousness. Therefore, I shall prevail in prayer, in the name of Jesus.
7. Enemies of effective and prevailing prayer in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.