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Teach Us to Pray - July 2019

He grants us the gift of prayer. It is His idea that we should ask—and ask boldly

Prayer Establishes Our Rights with God
Immeasurably – Part 2

Scripture Reading: Romans 11:33-36

Key Verse: Ephesians 3:20

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

Our Key Verse continues our thoughts from yesterday’s devotional. The Apostle Paul ends this prayer with a mind-bending faith challenge: “He is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine!” That verse stretches my belief system! It challenges my prayers to God. God must be far above my mental capacity to grasp this concept. I cry out to God, with Paul’s words in our additional reading section for today: “Oh, the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and His paths beyond tracing out!”

Here is the bottom line this week: Our rights with God are established in us as we believe that requesting “daily bread” includes the “more than we could ask or imagine” factor! God gives His children this “right.” He grants us the gift of prayer. It is His idea that we should ask—and ask boldly. His answers will astound us in their power and eternal perspective. Unfortunately, our wonder and astonishment may come once we are in heaven. Our minds can’t see or take in the full wisdom and revelation of God responding to our prayer. We can feel disappointed with what we can “see” of God’s answer. But, someday, we will truly rejoice that His answer was always right and much, much more! Our Father always acts in immeasurable ways!

Father, as I make my requests of you, I am going to visualize and believe in your immeasurable answer that goes far beyond my simple request. In Jesus’ Name, amen.