Friday : 1st June, 2018
Reference text: Mark 11:11-26
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
We have grown accustomed to the words ‘Everyone has their own issues to deal with’, primarily because the things that are great stressors to others, may be significantly a minor stressor for another. In the arena of prayer, while many worry about being unable to pray at all or as frequently, others have alternate concerns.
While some worry about issues before prayer such as how to pray, when to pray and how long to do so, others are concerned about being distracted during prayer itself. However, having offered a model on how to pray and charging us to pray at all times without ceasing, today Jesus draws our attention to an aspect of prayer that we seem to ignore – our attitude after prayer.
Even though His exact words: ‘believe that you have received when you pray,’ appear easy to say, this issue is of particular relevance to us because looking at its position down at the very end, it could very easily pass as the most complex of the problems concerning prayer to navigate around.
But that my dear, remains intrinsically linked with prayer because it relates to faith, which acts as the live wire that acts as the medium to receive our responses.
Let’s therefore not be of the mind that once our words go up, prayer has ended, but rather see Prayer as a continual event, one that goes on even when words cease being spoken.
Remember # prayer is more than a single moment event.