Scripture Reading: Mark 11:24

While reading the reference Scripture (Mark 11:24); I was shocked when I got to this part – “. . .. You will be given whatever you ask for”. Wow! That is a profound statement. It makes me want to get down on my knees immediately and start asking God for so many things. You can too. But, the question that comes up after a while is, “Do you think God will actually answer all these requests?” You see, that is the problem. That is a sign of lack of faith. Let us take a look at our Scripture again: “For this reason I tell you; when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for.”
Firstly, it says, “When you pray”. It does not say, “If you pray” it is ‘When’. This means that prayer is not optional. Prayer should be our norm. We should be eager to commune with God at all times. St. Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 says that we should “pray without ceasing, giving thanks to God in all circumstances”. If we form the habit of praying without ceasing, even incorporating it into everyday chores; it helps us draw nearer to God. James 4:8 says, “Come near to God and He will come near to you.” The consequence of this is that as God reveals Himself to us through prayer; we begin to understand His character and know what His will is.
Secondly, our reference Scripture says, “. . .. Believe that you have received it.” It does not say, “Believe that you will receive it.” This means that your level of faith is related to what you do after you have prayed. If you are asking God for the fruit of the womb; continue to give thanks and praise to God Whom alone can make all things possible to them that believe. Stop wearing a long face. Do not complain about your condition negatively.
Dearest in Christ, the faith that receives is not something humanly produced, rather, it is a believing faith imparted to the believer’s heart by God (Mark 9:23) Sometimes the fulfilment that true faith desires are granted immediately, at other times it is not. Yet God gives the faith that the prayer has been heard and the request will be granted. Once we have prayed according to the will of God, simply believe that the request has been heard and answered.

MEM) Job 1:6-22, Ps 17:1.2-3.6-7(R.6b); Accl Mk 10:45; Gospel Lk 9:46-50

Prayer point:

  1. Thank You, Lord, for providing all my needs. I know that You are my Shepherd and I shall not want any good thing. Speak to God about that specific need in your life.

Exercise: Join the DSDPN every Tuesday early Morning Prayer Session From 1:00am -2:00am.

  1. Start tonight with praises in thanksgiving to God for the Month of September.
  2. Take the Prayer against evil altars, in Amen it is done. Also pray the Thank You Jesus Rosary

Meditation: James 4:3