Main Text: John 16:23 – Verily, Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you.

John 16:24 – Hitherto, have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” 

Beloved of God, the creator of the universe still answers the prayers of those who ask from Him. Prayer is a two-way communication with God or a solemn request for help addressed to Him. As a form of intimate communion with God, in worship, it consists of thanksgiving, adoration, confession, intercession and petition.

Based on God’s love for his children, He made prayer available as a means of communicating with him. As believers in Christ, we are able to relate with God on a personal level in the place of prayer because God manifested Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ and he has opened the access door to the throne room of heaven.He desires all persons created in his image and redeemed by his blood to call upon his name in prayer and he promises that they would receive answers from him.

But, when we ask God to do something that doesn’t align with his will, he does not consider that to be prayer. We cannot manipulate him into doing things that are against his integrity and honour. Prayer is an act of faith because it carries with it the believe that God is willing and responds to the petitions of his children. God is a prayer answering God, who is always moved by love and compassion to respond to the prayer request of his children. 


Prayer: O Lord, as I present my prayer petition to you, let me find favour in your sight in Jesus name. 

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.