David Jeremiah Devotional 26 July 2022 For Tuesday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
TOPIC: What and How to Pray
Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
Recommended Reading: Philippians 4:6-7
David Jeremiah Devotional 26 July 2022 MESSAGE
Even the apostle Paul admitted to the possibility of not knowing how to pray (Romans 8:26). We often have specific requests to bring before God, but sometimes aren’t sure exactly how to pray.
And sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for. But there is a category of prayer which is appropriate at any time and for every reason: prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving.
Prayers of thanksgiving are found throughout Scripture. And the apostle Paul coupled his exhortation to “pray without ceasing” to give thanks “in everything.” In other words, there is never a moment in which we cannot have ample reason to give thanks to God.
In his admonition to “be anxious for nothing,” Paul says to pray “with thanksgiving”—even in the face of a circumstance that might tempt us to anxiety. Prayers of thanksgiving lead to “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:6-7). There is no end to the things for which we can pray with thanksgiving.
On days when you’re unsure about how to pray, spend time thanking God—for faith, family, friends, and finances.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Isaiah 41 – 43
David Jeremiah Devotional 26 July 2022 for Tuesday Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.