FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2)
Dig Deeper: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
God the Father’s love is real, liberating, transforming, and compelling. Knowing this is essential to overcoming the road-block of fear and developing a sense of urgency in our prayers.
I observe such urgency whenever I participate with a group of men who meet together for prayer each Saturday. They are serious prayer warriors, demonstrating their love for others by interceding for them early each and every Saturday morning. Our leader announces what Scripture passage will be read and asks someone to pray that God would illumine our minds (1 Cor. 2:14) and open the eyes of our hearts (Eph. 1:18-19) to understand that portion of his Word and to fuel our prayers. After the Scripture is read, we go directly to prayer. As the Holy Spirit leads, men raise their voices like orchestral instruments playing a symphony of praise, confession , and petition before God our Father.
Praise be to our great God! Fear is overcome by God’s love.
The Father’s great love has been revealed to us in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ, who, through being God himself, became man in order that he could become the perfect sacrifice required to pay the penalty of our sin and fully and permanently satisfy the wrath of his Father’s righteous judgement against us.
– Manny Mill in Radical Prayer
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