Rev. Ray's October 05, 2021 Devotion
October 5, 2021, 9:13 AM

Pray Boldly on this Tuesday! Rev. Ray's 5th Day of October Devotion

“After Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it, he went up to the LORD’s Temple and spread it out before the LORD.” 2 Kings 19:14

What have you brought to spread out before the Lord in prayer? Have you ever received troubling mail and showed it to the Savior? Hezekiah received a blasphemous letter from the king of Assyria demanding him to surrender Jerusalem and his kingdom. The Bible says that Hezekiah took the letter and spread it out before God in the Temple, asking him to intervene. Did it work? Yes, God defeated the enemy that very night.

It might be tempting to say, "Yes, but that was a long time ago, it was even in the Old Testament, things do not work like that today." Remember that God is unchanging, and we can bring anything to him in prayer; in fact, he expects us to.

Have we allowed the flames of fire in our prayer life to cool down to glowing embers while we sleep, and the world grows dark? Perhaps we should pray for a revival of prayer and not cease praying until it falls upon us like Pentecost. Let there be a new boldness to our praying. We are told that we can come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy and help in a time of need.

There is nothing that lies beyond the reach of prayer except what lies beyond the will of God. The devil will be perfectly satisfied if we pray a thousand reckless and ineffective prayers, but he will tremble at the effective prayers of those who choose to live right with God. The effective fervent prayers of the righteous receive powerful results.

Each time we think that a situation is hopeless is a time to remember that hopeless is a human word that we will never hear our Lord speak. Let the servants of the Lord remember that all things are possible with God. “God of all power, forgive us when we fail to pray; and when we pray too small.”

“How long has it been since you talked with the Lord, and told him your heart's hidden secrets? How long since you prayed how long since you stayed on your knees till the light shone through? How long has it been since your mind felt at ease, how long since your heart knew no burden? Can you call him your friend how long has it been since you knew that he cared for you.”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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