“Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.”
January 20, 2020
So often our prayer is casual prayer…prayer that comes with almost a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. Many of us could not even remember what we prayed for this morning or last night. We rattle off little “Now I lay me down to sleep” prayers. The truth is, more often than not we’re flabby, undisciplined, and exhibit no determination.
You see, in prayer it’s not the arithmetic of your prayers; how many prayers you pray. It’s not the rhetoric of your prayer; how eloquent or beautiful it may be. It’s not the geometry of your prayer; how long your prayer may be. It is not the emotion of your prayer; how sweet and juicy your prayer is. It’s not the logic of your prayer, how argumentative your prayer. Friend, it is the faith and fervency of your prayer that gets to God.
Have you ever set your face to prayer—desperately sought the Lord? If you want to see God move in your life, devote yourself to prayer. Friend, God does business with those who mean business.