Praise is the best way to start! God deserves all the glory we can give, and even more. “Prayer does not equip us for the great work,” says Oswald Chambers; “prayer is the greater work.” This leads us to…

 Repent of all our sin. Our disobedience removes our foundation by which we ask, because it separates us from God. “Praying a wish list without establishing intimacy with God may be one of the major reasons people feel dissatisfied with their prayers,” shares David Willson. If we confess, by Jesus’ sacrifice we are forgiven & reconciled to God!  This allows us to…

 Ask our Father for our needs and desires. He told us we can, and we should! Don’t hold back. Requests are usually not answered if they are not asked. And ask more than once, if you need to. Lastly, we must…

 Yield the answers unto Him. Only He knows what is best in our lives, and the Spirit will deliver that. Good disciples never tell God how to answer our prayers, or when—those are His decrees to make. Jesus prayed before his arrest: “not my will, but yours be done." (Luke 22:42)  Simply ask, then let’s trust our Savior.

If this helps you, let me know! Prayer is vital for us all. Let’s continue to #PRAY4OTHELLO. And if you’d like to share your request with us, contact us. If you’d like to pray with us for the needs of our church, then please read the articles inside and intercede with us by the mercies of Jesus for all of God’s goodness in Othello! God is doing a lot of good things right now…let’s be a part of them.

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