In Touch Daily Devotional 13th September 2023 – Your Perspective in Prayer

In Touch Daily Devotional 13th September 2023 – Your Perspective in Prayer
In Touch Daily Devotional 13th September 2023, Wednesday

In Touch Daily Devotional 13th September 2023 – Wednesday Daily Devotional Message Written Dr. Charles Stanley

TOPIC: Your Perspective in Prayer


Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice,

Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Sometimes our conversations with God are fruitful. Other times prayer feels like talking to a wall. But in fact, we shouldn’t be surprised by such variation. Why would we expect our prayer life to remain uniform when we ourselves aren’t the same every day?

How we speak and listen to God depends on …

  1. Our understanding of who God is. The way we view the Lord changes the way we hear Him. For example, if you see God as a loving Father, you will hear His encouraging voice and accept His loving discipline. But if you see Him as a harsh, demanding Father, then you may feel as though you can never live up to His expectations.
  2. Our attitude toward God. If we come to the Lord with a proud or rebellious nature, we’re less likely to hear His voice or accept His authority. However, when we have an open or curious nature, we’re more prepared to hear—and joyfully receive—what He is communicating.

Next time you pray, take a moment to ask yourself, How am I picturing God right now? Is my heart open to Him? If anything negative comes to mind, remember verse 7 of today’s psalm: “We are the people of [God’s] pasture and the sheep of His hand.”

Bible in One Year: Daniel 3-4

Thought: An accurate view of God is crucial for hearing Him correctly.

In Touch Daily Devotional 13th September 2023. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

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