DCLM Sincere Milk 16 NOVEMBER 2021 — Praying Alone
TOPIC: PRAYING ALONE
TEXT: JOHN 16:23-27
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
Key Verse: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
Cyril asked his dad “Why should I pray when you always pray for me?” His dad replied, “It is because I will not always be with you, but Jesus will.”
Having a personal time to pray to God every day is necessary if friends of Jesus want to grow and have daily victory. Prayer is a habit that must be formed. The more you pray, the easier it becomes.
Some children are like Cyril. They do not like to pray on their own. They think that the prayers of the pastors and their parents are enough. They forget that no matter how much they love us, they will not always be with us, but God will always be with us.
There is a place for personal prayers aside prayer time during family devotion and in the church. We must pray to God daily: for a pure heart, to receive grace to overcome temptations, for sinners to be saved, for wisdom to excel in our studies, and for many other things. We also pray for other people as well.
How much do you pray when alone, in the church or even during the family devotion? Do you concentrate during prayers, and how often do you pray?
Ask God to help you develop a fervent prayer life. Sinful children must first turn away from their sin and ask Jesus to come into their hearts.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the grace to pray every day.
Further Reading: Luke 18:1