Daily Verses : Acts 9 : 36-43, James 5 : 17-18
Key Verse : Acts 9 : 40 : But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
After Peter experienced the Holy Spirit’s anointing (Acts 2 : 4), his prayers in his evangelistic ministry became very powerful. Every time he prayed, a miracle happened. The Holy Spirit’s anointing gave Peter a supernatural power, so that through his prayers he was able to heal the sick, release those who have been bound by evil powers, and even resurrect the dead. Elijah also experienced powerful prayer after he had been anointed by the Holy Spirit. His prayer caused the withholding of rain for 3 ½ years in Israel, with the purpose of bringing Israel to repentance of it’s sin of idolatry. It is no wonder that in the end, Elisha, Elijah’s spiritual disciple asked for an impartation of his spirtual anointing (meditate again on Thursday’s devotional). Our own prayers can also be powerful like Peter and Elijah’s if we live a life filled and anointed with the Holy Spirit. We need powerful prayers, so that we can get answers to our prayers and also experience miracles and victory.
The Holy Spirit’s anointing will result in our prayers becoming powerful, so that we can bring souls to the Lord.
Daily Action : Today I will pray and ask the Holy Spirit to abundantly anoint me, so my prayers can be powerful. I will also pray in the Spirit.
Daily Declaration :
James 5 : 16 : Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Daily Prayer : I will continue to pray for my VIP prayer list and invite them to come to church today.
DAILY BIBLE READING: PHILIPPIANS 1-4