Daily Devotional
How Do You Pray to God?

“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”

Romans 11:36


Ponder This

God is in the business of getting glory for Himself, and the reason many of our prayers are not answered is that we are not interested in the glory of God. We’re interested in our own personal gain. When you get interested in the glory of God, you’re going to see prayers start being answered. James said, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (James 4:3) We’re to ask God for the glory of God.

This is why we pray in the name of Jesus. We are to ask in His name that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (See John 14:13.) Why do we pray in the name of Jesus? That God will be glorified. That’s what it means to pray in the name of Jesus.

  • In prayer, are you more likely to ask something of God or offer Him praise? Why?
  • When have you started a prayer with praise to God? How did that change your attitude as you prayed?

Practice This

Spend time offering thanksgiving to God.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.