Tag - Prayer

He Really Does Listen

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. O-bservation: I love the words of the Psalmist in this verse. It’s so simple and so true. The writer simply says, “I love the Lord. For he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy” I’m not sure what kind of challenge David was facing, but he simply says, “The Lord heard my cry for mercy.” In the previous chapter, David talked about people who personally build gods from gold and silver that cannot see, hear,...

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Praying Victorious Prayers

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 3 John 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. O-bservation: John is writing to a man named Gaius. There are four different Gaius’ mentioned in the New Testament. Gaius in that day was like John Smith or another common name in our day. So we know John is writing to someone, but he is, in fact, writing to us all. His prayer was one of victory. He wanted his friend to have good health...

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The Holy Truth Of God’s Word

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. O-bservation: This was Jesus’ priestly prayer to His Father in heaven the night He was arrested and prepared for death. While in the Garden of Gethsemane, He prayed for His disciples, who would be left on this earth to carry out His mission. He said, “Lord, please make them holy by Your truth.” Then He said, “Your Word is truth.” A-pplication: It’s interesting that the King of Kings and Lord of all Lords was concerned about the very men that He had discipled while here...

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The Prayer Of A King

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 72:1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. O-bservation: These were the words of the greatest Israeli king ever to live. King David. Probably the reason he is recognized as the greatest Israeli King, and perhaps the greatest king to ever live is because God answered this one prayer. It was “The Prayer Of A King.” A-pplication: David desired to be JUST in everything he did as a king. He wanted life to be fair for the people he served, and indeed he lived to serve his constituents....

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The Safe Place

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. O-bservation: Here Jesus, while preaching His famous Sermon on the Mount, established the secret place for all believers. He said that prayer is a personal thing between each person and his or her Heavenly Father. Consequently, one needs a secret place to bare one’s soul in private. A-pplication: What Jesus referred to as the “secret place,” I’d like to refer to as “The...

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