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Open Heaven Devotional 24 November 2021 – Cry Out To The Lord

Open Heaven Devotional 24 November 2021

Topic: Cry Out To The Lord

I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. –Psalms 3:4

Mark 10:46-52

It is sad that many Christians fail to take advantage of the numerous prayer meetings available to them, to get their problems solved.

Some come to the Church and are unable to cry to God to solve the challenges that brought them to His presence. Others even doze off at prayer vigils, missing their moments of divine visitation.

In today’s Bible reading, we see the beautiful reward of crying to God in prayer. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing through Jericho, he cried out. Though he had no eyes to see Jesus, he made use of his mouth to cry to the Lord, even when the people around were discouraging him from doing so (Mark 10:48).

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Many years ago, a woman was attacked by the devil. It was such that she was unable to retain in her system anything she ate. When things became unbearable, she ran to God. She came for one of our services and arrived at a point when the Lord was asking the congregation to shout Hallelujah. The woman, in faith, responded to the Lord’s command through His minister and shouted Hallelujah with everyone else.

God honoured her faith as she shouted; a worm popped out of her mouth and that was the end of her problem. Sometimes, people who cannot help you may try to discourage you from crying to God for help. It is left for you to either allow them to discourage you or refuse to be shut up. As for me, I will not be shut up.

Psalms 5:3 says: “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

While Jesus knew Bartimaeus need, He still asked him what he wanted. This is because Jesus would not break the Scripture in Matthew 7:7 which says Ask, and it shall be given unto you… Thank God Bartimaeus asked for his ultimate need to be met his eyesight, and not for some shekels. His cry was meaningful. There are also meaningless cries – cries without substance.

Read Our Daily Bread Devotional 24 November 2021 – The Will of God

They are the type Jesus describes as vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7). A vain repetition is any form of prayer not in alignment with the will and word of God (James 4:3). Beloved, like Bartimaeus did in Mark 10:51, you must cry to God meaningfully!

May the Lord hear your cry today, in Jesus name.

Prayer Point
Make a list of your major needs and spend time crying to God to meet them all in Jesus name.

Bible in One Year
Revelation 18:1-24 , Revelation 19:1-21 , Revelation 20:1-15 , Revelation 21:1-27 , Revelation 22:1-21

HYMN: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!

2. O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

3. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer!

4. Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer!

5. Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge–
take it to the Lord in prayer!

6. Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.

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