In Touch Daily Devotional 25th November 2022 , Friday Message by Dr. Charles Stanley. Read free online Bible devotions to inspire and challenge your Christian faith. Dr. Charles Stanley talks about how, as a believer, you are free to become and accomplish all the Lord has planned for your life.
TOPIC: Uncertainty in Intercession
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Philippians 1:9-11
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
IN TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL 25 NOVEMBER 2022 MESSAGE
Sometimes we don’t know how to pray. That can happen when others ask us to pray for them but they feel uncomfortable sharing personal details. Or maybe we’ve lost touch with a person on our prayer list, so we aren’t sure about the best way to intercede on his or her behalf. We can also be confused about our own requests, especially when circumstances are complicated.
Whenever we’re unsure, we can seek God’s guidance from the prayers recorded in Scripture. Although we often tend to focus on practical concerns involving our circumstances, the Lord’s priority is spiritual health. That’s what we see in Paul’s petition for the Christians at Philippi. He prayed that their love for each other would increasingly overflow and that they’d “keep on growing in knowledge and understanding”; his prayer was also that they would grasp what really mattered in order to “live pure and blameless lives” (Phil. 1:9-10 NLT).
These are good guidelines for requests because they deal with emotions and judgments, both of which can lead us astray unless guided by godly discernment and wisdom. We all need the Lord’s help in these areas, so let’s not hesitate to ask Him for it.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Romans 10-13
REFLECT: When we don’t know how to pray for someone, the prayers recorded in the Bible are a good place to start.
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