Shepherd Daily Devotional

The Master Key

“When you know what God wants you to do, you will likely pray according to His will.”

All scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

KEY VERSE: Acts 13:22

Written By Ben Dankaka

Prayer is significant because it is one way through which we can build our relationship with God. I got to know more about God and discovered my purpose through prayers. While prayer has many benefits, it is also important to note that not every prayer is effective. You and I know that we’ve said certain prayers that God didn’t answer. There are many reasons why some of our prayers turn out to be ineffective. Let me deal with one of them. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus tells us to begin our prayers by aligning God’s will with ours.

When we don’t pray according to God’s will for our lives, our prayers become fruitless. Several years ago, I asked God to bless my business plan. Instead, He showed me visions of a different plan. Because I wasn’t comfortable with God’s plan, I ignored it and continued to ask Him to bless my own plan. But nothing changed until I submitted to His own will. When you know what God wants you to do, you will likely pray according to His will. The scriptures say, “If we ask anything according to His will, He listens to and hears us” (1 John 5:14).

Prayer/Confession:  Heavenly Father, let your will for my life prevail over mine. Amen.


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