Today’s Devotional: Why We Pray

Reading and practicing daily devotionals is what the Man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, testifies to be the key to success; success in personal growth, financial stability, and in coming closer to God. The Pastor recommends the Rhapsody of Realities version of the Bible. This version includes

When you understand the importance and higher purposes of prayer, you’ll always be willing and excited to pray, especially in tongues. As God’s children, one of the most beautiful things the Holy Spirit has done in our lives is to give us the ability to speak in tongues.

When we speak in tongues the sounds we make and the words we speak are not fully due to our control. They are not man-made. Rather, these prayers and words are from the Lord Jesus Christ. We aren’t speaking so that other women or men can hear us speak, it is for Him.

“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries” 1 Corinthians 14:2

Praying in tongues provides believers the opportunity to be one with God. It is the optimal way to communicate with the Lord. Speaking in tongues is a form of contact using heavenly language to reach God.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” Acts 1:8

Praying this way keeps Christ’s Word in your heart at all times. It uplifts your spirit and strengthens your inner faith. Yet this strategy is like a muscle, you need to keep on being active and deliberative about it so that if keeps its glory and impact. Just as we are encouraged by our doctors to exercise regularly, it is vital for the resilience of your soul to be attentive and responsive to the world around us. The more time you spend in fellowship with the Lord the more His character and personality are revealed to you and manifested through you.

Many only pray when they are faced with struggle or misfortune in life. This is the exact opposite of what one must do. You need to constantly be in prayer with God so that when rough times occur, you have a close relationship with God.



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