Tuesday, November 20, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 14:1-15:19; Ezekiel 36:16-38; John 14:15-31

Lord, teach us to pray… Luke 11:1

Here are some elements of an effective prayer life. We must have confidence in prayer as a practical power (Heb. 11:6). We must be frank and earnest in the presence of God (Matt. 7:7). We must be definite in our requests (Matt. 7:9-11), and offer our petitions to God in faith (Mark 11:24). We must ask according to the will of God (1 John 5:14) and seek always to obey His Word and to please Him (1 John 3:22), as our Lord did (John 11:42). —Pete Smith

O Thou by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way!
The path of prayer, Thyself hast trod:
Lord, teach us how to pray! —James Montgomery