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Open Heaven 28 February 2024 Wednesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Called To Be Prayerful

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Open Heaven 28 February 2024 TOPIC: Called To Be Prayerful

MEMORISE: “Pray without ceasing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)

READ: Luke 18:1-8 (KJV)

1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while: but afterward, he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest she weary me by her continual coming.

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7 And shall not God avenge his elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, shall he find faith on the earth when the Son of man cometh?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 23-25

Open Heaven 28 February 2024 MESSAGE

Many ministers of God talk about and lead prayers often but hardly pray. When it is time for prayers, they announce the prayer point and ask people to pray, and all they do throughout is encourage them to keep praying; they don’t pray in prayer meetings or private. This is one of the reasons many don’t fulfill the call of God in their lives.

Also Read: Open Heaven 27 February 2024 – Called To Be Temperate

Apostle Paul was a man of prayer. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, he said, “Pray without ceasing.” When I want to leave my house on a journey, I pray. When I get into the car, I pray again. When I get on the airplane, I pray again. The Bible says to pray without ceasing – keep praying. A songwriter said:

Christian, seek not yet repose,
Hear thy gracious Savior say;
Thou art amid foes: Watch and pray…

Around 1985, I had tried everything I knew, but the church wasn’t growing as I expected. Then, I heard about a pastor in South Korea whose church was increasing and who usually held a yearly Ministers’ Conference. I didn’t have the money to go, but I prayed, and God sent help. I went, and I saw what I had never seen before. I heard the pastor saying on the pulpit that those who had come that Sunday should not reach the following Sunday because of space, despite holding seven services every Sunday in a hall that could take 50,000 people. During the conference, they took us to his prayer mountain, where we were assigned to caves where we could pray privately. I lost track of time while praying in my cave, and by the time I finished, those who had come on that bus with me had been waiting for me for at least one hour. When I got on the bus, they were angry and asked, “Why have you delayed us?” I said, “I’m sorry, I thought we came to pray.” They said, “Are you going to pray everything in one day?” Nobody spoke to me back, and that was fine because, in my heart, I was still roaring in prayer. Some years ago, I went back to South Korea. The first time I went, I couldn’t get close to the man of God, but this time, I could meet him – Dr Yonggi Cho of blessed memory. He said, “I have heard about you. Will you please pray for me?”

Beloved, I encourage you to pray continually (Ephesians 6:18).

Open Heaven 28 February 2024 KEY POINT

I don’t know where God is taking you, but if you want to get there, you must lead a prayerful life.

Open Heaven 28 February 2024 HYMN 22 – Sweet Hour Of Prayer!

1 Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care
and bids me at my Father’s throne
to make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
my soul has often found relief,
and oft escaped the tempter’s snare
by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

2 Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
the joys I feel, the bliss I share
of those whose anxious spirits burn
with strong desires for thy return!
With such, I hasten to the place
where God my Savior shows his face,
and gladly take my station there,
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

3 Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
thy wings shall my petition bear
to him whose truth and faithfulness
engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since he bids me seek his face,
believe his word, and trust his grace,
I’ll cast on him my every care,
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Open Heavens 2024 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world, and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2024

Ambydennis Notice Board: Until you are born again, God’s abiding presence will never be with you. It would be best if you were born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart. You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You, Lord, for keeping me, in Jesus” name. Amen.

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