March 16 In the Presence of God

Scripture reading: Psalm 141:1–9

Key verse: James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Through prayer, you come in contact with the tremendous power of God. In prayer, you acknowledge your inability while professing your trust in Someone who will provide for your every need. If there is a need for wisdom, God’s Word tells you to ask (James 1:5). If there is a need for relief from stress, financial ruin, or some other trial, God is your answer and prayer is your connecting point.

Many Bible teachers have said that for a Christian, the distance between success and failure is the distance that it takes for him to drop to his knees in faith and prayer. We are not talking about naming and claiming something. We are talking about placing our trust and hope in God who commands us to seek His face. He may not always answer your prayers the way you want Him to, but He will answer them in love, according to His plan for your life.

Prayer allows you to step into the holy presence of God. It also gives you a spiritual opportunity to know and experience an intimate love that cannot be duplicated by the world. Make prayer a continuing goal in your life. The Lord hears you when you call to Him (Ps. 141). Also, study His Word for insight into the prayers of His saints. Many books have been written on prayer; however, the greatest manual on this subject remains God’s holy Word.

Father, thank You for the privilege of coming into Your presence. I am grateful for the opportunity to know and experience intimacy that cannot be duplicated by the world.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 79). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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