If you want to know about prayer, examine the life of Jesus:
- He prayed when the pressures of life increased.
- He prayed when important decisions had to be made.
It’s when you think you don’t have time to pray, that you need to pray most. Spending time with God is the secret to having power with Him.
UCB Word For Today* (Excerpt from Devotional 26 June 2017)
In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
(Proverbs 3:6 – The Living Bible)
Whether placing stars or healing scars, no situation is too big or too small to get the attention of our loving God. To understand God’s healing expertise, look at the life of Job. No one in history lost more than Job did, yet God brought him through it all.
…Are you sad and heavy-hearted today? Do what Jesus did. Take time to pray about it.
UCB Word For Today* (Excerpt from Devotional 27 June 2017)
He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great he is! His power is absolute! His understanding is unlimited.
(Psalms 147: 3-5 – The Living Bible)
Prayer shouldn’t be your last resort, it should be your first response. Prayer takes the situation out of your hands and puts it into God’s. #Christian #Prayer #SaturdayThoughtsTweet
Jesus prayed when the pressures and expectations of others threatened to derail God’s plan for His Life.
…When you’re prayer-less you get careless. God has a plan for your life, and a schedule. To stay in sync with both you must pray regularly. Jesus realised He had only enough time to do what His Father wanted done, and that gave Him the ability to say no to other things.
UCB Word For Today* (Excerpt from Devotional 28 June 2017)
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – NKJV)
Jesus prayed when He was concerned about the people He loved.
…Prayer shouldn’t be your last resort, it should be your first response. Prayer takes the situation out of your hands and puts it into God’s.
…Invite God into the situation, then stand back and allow Him to work.
UCB Word For Today* (Excerpt from Devotional 29 June 2017)
Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly].
(1 Thessalonians 5:17 – The Amplified Bible)
Jesus didn’t wait until the hour of His greatest crisis before he prayed. For three and a half years during His early ministry, He had built a life of prayer.
…Jesus had such an intimate relationship with His Father that in times of pressure and pain He could go to God, confident He would receive His sustaining grace. Can you do that?
UCB Word For Today* (Excerpt from Devotional 30 June 2017)
…Men ought always to pray, and not to faint…
(Luke 18:1 – KJV)
Wishing you a peaceful and prayerful weekend.
Carol (aka Lady Cee)
A Student in His Secret Place (Psalm 91:1)
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