In the spirit? Praying with confidence! Sometimes that’s hard to do when we know how little control we really have over our lives. How often have you felt hopeless as you prayed; confident God would hear you, but unsure that He would really do any- thing about it?
Think about it. When we pray with the knowledge that God expects us to take control of our lives, we introduce earnestness into prayer He’s seeking and we will benefit from.
God’s Word tells us: “‘In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. ” (John 16:19-24).
Earnest prayer is bold prayer; connected to a heart that believes all things will come to pass because God is at the receiving end of that prayer. Pray like the deed is already done and the conclusion is already determined. Pray in a spirit of earnestness for it’s important to take control of your life as God is looking for us to sit beside Him as he steers the right course for our lives. He’ll never let go of the controls but He’s asking us to have the guts to sit in the copilot’s seat.
We pray. “Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the tool of prayer, a pathway to your throne. Help us to put all of our cares and needs before You Lord. Help us to be earnest, strident in how, when and where we pray. Take control of our lives as we speak to you daily in prayer. In Jesus name. Amen.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)