MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2023
TOPIC: Conditions for Getting Prayer Answered (IX)
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Don’t become a wandering generality. Be meaningful and specific.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I command the spirit of slumber assigned against your Gethsemane to die, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezra 3 – 5; Luke 17 – 18
MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2023 MESSAGE
Dearly beloved, another condition for getting prayer answered is to be specific. You must be specific with what you want God to do for you. In today’s Fire Scripture, the story of Bartimaeus the blind man who received his sight is very instructive. Mark 10:51 reads: “And Jesus answered and said unto him, what will thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.” – Bartimaeus was very specific, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.”
He did not beat about the bush. He told Jesus what his desire was; he wanted his sight so that he could help himself and do things for others. Dear reader of this devotional, anyone that is blind is a liability and a burden to people around him, but Bartimaeus did not want to remain as such forever. For your prayers to be answered, you must be specific. 1 Samuel 1:11 also corroborates this point. Hannah did not pray for a long list of things she wanted. She was specific and prayed for only one thing.
She was barren and the one thing she wanted was a male child. It says, “And she vowed a vow, and said, “O Lord of Hosts, if thou will indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but will give into thine handmaid a man child.” Hannah received answers to her prayers because she went straight to the point. Being specific in prayers is a medicine for speedy answers. Ask God what you want and do not beat about the bush.
Another specific prayer we can point to in the Bible is the prayer of Jabez. 1 Chronicles 4:10 reads, “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying…… and he made his request known and the Bible says that….” “And God granted him that which he requested.” If you want your prayers to receive answers, you must be specific.
MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. O God, take me to the mountain of transfiguration, in the mighty name of Jesus.
2. Spirit of slumber assigned against my Gethsemane, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Powers using evil birds to attack my prayer altar, die with your evil birds, in the name of Jesus.
4. Any disaster fashioned to destabilize me, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Environmental oppression, die and scatter, in the name of Jesus.
6. Let the broom of fire sweep away every disturbance in my environment, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father, make a way for me at the place of prayer, in the name of Jesus.