Devotions for May 4, 2017


14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

MATTHEW 6:9-13

9 Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,[a] 12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,[b] but rescue us from the evil one.[c]


Spending daily time in the word is incredibly important if you are going to grow as a Christian and experience sanctification. But equally as important is spending enough time in prayer as well. We can do nothing apart from God working his power in us and prayer is the primary way that we ASK him to do so!


Q: Write out how these verses tell you that you should pray. What does 2 Chronicles 7:14 say is a result of our prayers?

Q: How often are you spending a significant amount of time in prayer? Are you praying canned prayers which sound the same every time, or praying as the Spirit leads you, and according to your needs in that moment?

Q: Are you currently accountable with someone who can help you get better in this discipline? If not, refer to the list you made yesterday of potential accountability partners.



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