Rhapsody Of Realities 3 May 2022 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy): Train Yourself To Pray
TOPIC: Train Yourself To Pray (Rhapsody of Realities 3 May 2022)
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12).
Rhapsody Of Realities For Today MESSAGE:
Prayer is a spiritual exercise that you must train for. If you do not train yourself to pray, you will never know how to pray effectively. If all you knew to do was mumble a few words in two minutes and you are done, it is time to get some training and discipline.
We see the example of the Master in our opening scripture. As long as your body is calling for food or itching to go do some other things while you ought to be praying, that is the more reason you must remain there and subject your body to the discipline of the Spirit.
However, the purpose of prayer is not merely to control or discipline your body, as good as that is. The main purpose of prayer is the conditioning of your spirit, and this is far more important. Prayer brings your spirit to a certain condition that makes your relationship and fellowship with God’s Spirit more real and synchronized with His will and purpose.
Then you find that His thoughts become your thoughts and His words become your words. That is when He puts a word in your mouth which you speak forth and it produces results. It reminds of induced magnetism. If you keep an object beside a magnet long enough, the magnet will induce it to become magnetic itself.
It is the same thing with the Holy Spirit and you; the more you spend time in fellowship with Him, the more His person, glory, character, wisdom and grace are revealed in your walk and in your talk! But if all you do is a few minutes of prayer occasionally, that is not sufficient time for Him to condition your spirit and have Himself expressed in and through you in a remarkable way.
You need to give the Lord time and attention in the place of prayer and become so influenced by Him that you acquire His character and mannerisms. Then you find that your way of thinking and talking (your choice of words) have become so refined by Him. Train yourself for that conditioning to take place. Follow @PastorChrisLive on Kingschat and join me and millions around the world as we take out time daily to pray.
Dear Father, thank you for the blessed opportunity to fellowship and commune with you in prayer. I rejoice at the glorious impact and changes that take place in my spirit each time I pray! Thank you for the opportunity to effect positive and lasting changes through prayer, knowing that your ears are ever attentive to my voice to answer my prayers, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (CEV) “Always be joyful and never stop praying.”
Luke 18:1 (KJV) “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”
Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 1:1-18 & 2 Samuel 15-17
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 3:1-6 & Psalm 147-148
Rhapsody of Realities 2022 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.