Day 14


“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.”
(Matthew 6:13b)

To learn to pray like Jesus prayed means that we emphasize what Jesus emphasized. What strikes me is that a holy God who lives in the transcendent glory of heaven should allow us to come into His presence and call Him “Father.”

When John F. Kennedy was president of the United States, Life magazine published photos of his children, John Jr. and Caroline, playing with their toys on the floor of the Oval Office.

Those images captured the hearts of the American people like nothing before or since. Why? Because it bridged a gap between two thoughts: Kennedy was the president of the United States, but he was also a father.

He held ultimate political power in the Free World, but playing at his feet were two little kids who called him “Daddy.”

Your kids would not have been allowed to do that. Nor mine. But his kids were. Why? He was their father. He was not only president of the United States; he was also their dad.

God desires for us to realize that the same One who created all that is and maintains creation simply by His word is the same One who desires for us to come to Him for every need.

When you begin your day with prayer, especially a prayer that reflects God’s heart, then this opening prayer is an invitation to a day of prayerfulness. God is always listening. He desires for us to live for His kingdom, receive His power, and seek His glory in every decision that comes up. Pray over all aspects of your day and know, like a father who invites us into his presence to be blessed, God’s invitation is open all day to all who will come to Him.

Application of God’s Truth

Today is the first day of the week, the day Jesus was resurrected.  Come to church and worship the God who answers prayers. Use this time in His word to seek Him again for a new week.