MFM Daily Devotional 22 October 2023
TOPIC: The Power of Crying Out
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: A closed mouth is a closed destiny.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: As you cry out, your cry shall put a brake on heaven to attend to your case, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 56:1-9
56 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 43 – 44; Romans 2-3
MFM Daily Devotional 22 October 2023 MESSAGE
Throughout history, believers have cried to God in times of distress. Sometimes after years and years of praying, a single cry brings direction or deliverance instantly. It is interesting to know, looking at the Bible, that such powerful results come from crying out to God.
Therefore, throughout scriptures, if you are a good Bible reader, believers are instructed to cry out to God in times of trouble. Let us see a few examples. Shout this scripture loud and clear:
When I cry out unto thee, then shall my enemies turn back; this I know, for God is for me. To cry out means to implore with a strong voice. That blind man at Jericho, Bartimaeus, did not pray his prayers. He cried the prayers there and Jesus said, “Receive thy sight.”
Crying to God is an act of desperation and total concentration. It is a fervent expression of faith and trust in His goodness and ability to answer on your behalf. It exhibits genuine humility. It means you are unconditionally surrendered to God. It is a plea for mercy. It is telling God, “I am helpless; you must help me now.” It is faith in God’s power. Remember Peter at the sea when he was sinking, he cried out. “Lord help me!” And that cry drew Jesus’ attention to him.
So a desperate cry is the need of the hour in our prayers. The Psalmist declared, “In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried unto my God: He heard me out of His temple; and my cry came before Him, even to His ears” (Psalm 18:6). The Bible is filled with examples of people who cried to God and got results:
- Elijah prayed in 1 Kings 2 and a dead child came back to life.
- Jehoshaphat cried to God and God delivered him from death in 2 Chronicles 18.
- Hezekiah cried to God and the Lord gave him victory in 2 Chronicles 32.
- The disciples of Jesus cried to Him in a storm and Jesus calmed the sea.
- Blind Bartimaeus cried to Jesus and Jesus came to his help. Beloved, you have a mouth, you have a weapon.
MFM Daily Devotional 22 October 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. Every seat of judgment in my spouse’s house, break, in the name of Jesus.
2. Blood of Jesus, heal me bone to bone, flesh to flesh, in the name of Jesus.
3. Serpents and scorpions in my place of work, burn to ashes, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, anything that needs to be a casualty in my life, make it a casualty, in the name of Jesus.
5. I break the curse of every necromancer upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. I cut off the tongue of any power cursing my advancement, in the name of Jesus.
7. O God, arise and let the wickedness of the wicked against my life die, in the name of Jesus.