My friends, how has your prayer life been?
Today, our verse tells us of an array of ways to pray.
1 Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people…
We come to God in prayer for a variety of reasons—to worship Him, to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, to thank Him for His blessings, to ask for things for ourselves, and/or to pray for the needs of others.
The Hebrew and Greek words most often translated “supplication” in the Bible mean literally “a request or petition. ” So, a prayer of supplication is asking God for something. In Matthew 6:11, embodied within the Lord’s prayer, we have supplication in view…
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread
May that be our prayer today. Lord, may you provide for each of us what we need for service and loving others this day.
But please note again the last sentence – Lord, may you provide for each of us what we need for service and loving others this day – with emphasis being on seeking God’s Grace through prayer to equip us to serve and bless others and honor God in the doing. This is supplication not for self – but supplication for equipping to receive Grace for loving service that honors God and benefits those around us.
May the Lord remind us to seek after His provision of Grace to equip us to spread His love into the world. And may the Lord bless us this day by making us servants – equipping us to serve day-by-day.
Have a wonderful day and may you each realize just how blessed and privileged to have the call from God to serve, love and bless – and to have direct access in prayer to receive equipping for the task. What an exciting thing it is to be a child of the King!
Have a wonderful day.