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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH, 2021.

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THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER (I)

Memory Verse:
Luke 18:1 - “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;"

Luke 18:1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
God Will Answer His People
18 Then Jesus taught the followers that they should always pray and never lose hope. He used this story to teach them:

Motivational Quotes:
Anyone who can pray, really has nothing to fear.

Praise Worship:
Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit

Prophetic word for today:
As You Pray to God Today, He Will Answer You by Fire, in the Name of Jesus.

Fire Scripture:
Luke 18:1-8 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
God Will Answer His People
18 Then Jesus taught the followers that they should always pray and never lose hope. He used this story to teach them: 2 “Once there was a judge in a town. He did not care about God. He also did not care what people thought about him. 3 In that same town there was a woman whose husband had died. She came many times to this judge and said, ‘There is a man who is doing bad things to me. Give me my rights!’ 4 But the judge did not want to help the woman. After a long time, the judge thought to himself, ‘I don’t care about God. And I don’t care about what people think. 5 But this woman is bothering me. If I give her what she wants, then she will leave me alone. But if I don’t give her what she wants, she will bother me until I am sick.’”
6 The Lord said, “Listen, there is meaning in what the bad judge said. 7 God’s people shout to him night and day, and he will always give them what is right. He will not be slow to answer them. 8 I tell you, God will help his people quickly. But when the Son of Man comes again, will he find people on earth who believe in him?”

Message:
Prayer is the key, Prayer is the key, Prayer is the master key -- Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer. Prayer is the master key!

This old but still relevant song is very apt for today's devotional, "The necessity of Prayer." If Jesus started His ministry with prayer and ended it with prayer, then, the Fire Scripture today shows that Jesus wants His followers to be consistent and diligent in prayer so that they can fully accomplish His plans and purposes for their lives.

What is prayer? Prayer is the key that unlocks any door. It is the staff to walk with God. It is the oxygen of believers. It is talking to God and having Him talking back to you. It is also the act of lifting up your soul to the Lord.

Beloved, God commands His followers to pray. 1 Chronicles 16:11 says, "Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually." Prayer is an act that started early with man, even though man did not understand the effectiveness of prayer. Enos was the fourth from Adam and men started to call upon the Lord God in his days.

God desires that man should have continuous fellowship with Him, because man was created for His pleasure. Prayer is a necessary connection that helps us to know and understand God and His plans for our lives, to receive God's blessings and to enjoy His fulfilled promises. Prayer connects us to God's power and purpose.

The accuser of the brethren, the devil does not want anyone to pray because his defeat lies on the bended knees of believers when they pray. But remember, we are commanded to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Since prayer brings God's power, presence and good purpose to every situation, it should not be an afterthought or something we leave till the last minute or something we do only when there is an emergency or a problem. Rather, it should be a lifestyle for all believers.

When you do not feel like praying, that is when you should pray more and the agenda of darkness over your life will be thwarted and the enemies confounded, in Jesus' Name.

Bible In One Year:
Job 35-37

Prayer Points:
Morning
1. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh upon me, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Power to pray and receive answers, possess me now, in the Name of Jesus.
3. Any power attacking my prayer altar, die, in the Name of Jesus.

Evening
4. Spirit of heaviness, depart from my life, in the Name of Jesus.
5. Spirit of slumber assigned against me during prayers, die, in the Name of Jesus.
6. My helpers will not die, in the Name of Jesus.
7. Every evil grip upon my destiny, break and catch fire, in the Name of Jesus.

Excerpt From
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya - The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide

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