When we know and obey God’s will, and ask Him to fulfill it, He will grant our request. Whether we are praying for individual, family, community, national, or world needs, we must seek to be in agreement with God’s will so His purposes can reign on the earth. This is the essence of exercising dominion.
Since the Lord has given humanity authority over the earth, He requires the authorization of mankind to act on the earth. When we stop praying, we hinder God’s purposes for the world. Jesus taught His disciples “that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).
He said, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). We need to ask God to intervene in human affairs; otherwise, our world will be susceptible to the influences of Satan and sin. God will ultimately bring His purposes to pass in the world—with or without our cooperation. He will find someone who agrees with His plans, but when you neglect to pray, you fail to fulfill your role in His purposes.
He does not want you to miss out on this privilege. James 4:2 says, “You do not have, because you do not ask God.”
Prayer is necessary to fulfill God’s purposes in the world and in our lives. As we embrace God’s will, live in the righteousness of Christ, and seek to fulfill His purposes, nothing will hinder our prayers and we will begin to understand that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Father, I want to fulfill my role in Your kingdom. Remind me daily of the importance of my prayers to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: All that God is, and all that God has, may be received through prayer.
Reading: Genesis 36–38; Matthew 10:1–20
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional