Date: Wednesday 31 August Theme: Prayer Neutralises Fear
Memorise: Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. -Hebrews 4:16
Please Read: Luke 1:5-13
1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course,
1:9 According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Bible In One Year: Exodus 1-3, Romans 3:9-31
Prayer provides great opportunities. Zacharias’ prayer will show us some of this.
When you pray, you attract angels to the situation. Your prayers makes the supernatural happen. Are you tired of seeing ordinary results? Pray! You will see results that are beyond your imagination.
Prayer makes fear disappear. Your fear is replaced with calmness. Zachariah was told “Fear not” by an angel. If man tells you this, you can still worry because man may fail but if its God don’t worry. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our need” Hebrews 4:16. Are you afraid? Pray! As you pray,you will remember the promises of God and start seeing the sunny side of life. You will have hope for the future and easily accept that your tomorrow will be alright. On the other hand, if you rarely pray, everything will be bleak and you will be full of fear, worry and anxiety. Fear paralyses; don’t give room to it. Pray!
Action Point: Prayerlessness traps the person who doesn’t pray in fear. Only an active, vibrant and consistent prayer life can set him free.