Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you – John 15:16

As God’s children, we’ve been ordained to receive answers to every prayer; it’s your blessing and calling as a priest of God (Revelation 1:6). This should make prayer an interesting and exciting endeavour for you. Just to know that the Father hears you when you pray should make you audacious in faith to receive.

Some people pray but ignorantly don’t expect answers. To them, prayer is a religious activity; something they’re “obligated” to do every day. Ask them, “Do you pray every day?” “Oh yes, I do; as a matter of fact, several times a day,” they’d say. Then ask further, “Do you receive answers when you pray?” At this point, some aren’t sure what answer to give. Some might even say, “Yes, I receive answers; God protects me, and I wake up when I sleep.”

That’s not an answer to prayer! That’s the normal course of life. Human beings are supposed to sleep and wake up. God wants you to have a life that’s more supernatural than that, so He ordained you to receive answers when you pray.

Maybe something has gone wrong in your physical body, or in your family, work, or with your business. It can be that you want to effect positive changes in your country; pray about it and dare to expect results. Your faith must be expressed in corresponding actions and words, and that which you’ve decreed shall be established unto you (Job 22:28).

You should be conscious of God’s love for you. He wants you prosperous, well, and sound (3John 1:2). He wants everything about your life to be perfect. He’s your heavenly Father, and He loves you passionately—as much as He loves Jesus. Romans 8:32 says, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” What do you want right now? Ask and receive, that your joy may be full; you’ve been ordained to receive answers to every prayer.

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Prayer

I thank you, dear heavenly Father, for the abundant supply of your grace to every minister of the Gospel around the world today; that they may walk in your perfect will and fulfil their calling, to the praise and glory of your Name, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: John 14:13-14; Matthew 21:22

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