Jesus is the way into communion with the Father. That is why He told His disciples, “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full” (John 16:24). Prayer becomes an adventure because we are escorted into the presence of the Father by the Son. There is complete joy to be found in the presence of God.
Jesus is the exact representation of the nature of God. If we are to ever know intimately the heart of the Father, we must learn to look to Jesus. The purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Father are clearly understood through the Son.
Compassionate Father, You have told me how to have joy, and that is to ask specifically in Your Name. As I am ushered into Your Presence through Jesus, I am continually thankful that You have made a way for me to stand before Your throne. I praise You Lord, for this incredible privilege!
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Praise God for his marvelous plan of redemption worked out through history. Thank God for the significant leaders he called to make a difference in the growth of the Christian movement. Confess times when God called you to lead in some way, but you chose rather to follow. Commit yourself to discovering how the use of your gifts can influence others to follow Jesus. Ask God to give you courage and insight as he calls you to go and bear fruit that will last (Jn. 15:16).
Pray that political leaders throughout the world will recognize Jesus Christ as Lord. Ask that repentance and revival will come to nations which have not yet honored him.
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