MFM Daily Devotional 6th October 2020 – The Power of Prayer by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
TODAY’S TOPIC: THE POWER OF PRAYER
Memory Verse: Isaiah 33:24“And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.”
Motivational Quote: The beauty of divine operation is that against every dark cloud, there is a silver lining.
Prophetic Word: Any power that has connected you and joined you to what does not belong to your destiny, I separate you from that power in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: James 5:13-18; Psalms 92:12
Outline: Today, we shall take a look at certain prayer secrets which shall lead you to the mountain of answered prayers. I read an article in an international magazine in which it was mentioned that scientists have discovered that prayer is a form of medicine. A medical doctor had one particular patient in the ward with his two lungs already eaten up by cancer.
On the basis of his medical knowledge, that patient was not supposed to live for more than two weeks. But, he noticed that everyday, his church members gathered around him to sing and pray. In his anger, he advised them to start practicing songs for his funeral, instead of wasting their time praying. He said that, surprisingly, the man did not die and the way he got out of that sickness beat his medical knowledge.
One year after, the man paid him a visit. To ascertain whether it was the prayers of the man’s church members that helped him out of his infirmity, he decided to carry out a research on prayer as medicine. He did the research in an hospital where about 300 patients were on admission. The names of some of them were listed without mentioning their ailments and some were passed to a church for prayers. They picked them at random. After six months, they checked the records and found that about 20 per cent of those whom they did not pray for died, while 75 per cent of those whom were prayed for lived.
MFM Daily Devotional 6th October 2020 by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
When the man found out that more people recovered on the prayer list, he was convinced about the power of prayer. Some people shed tears everyday because of their problems. They forget that, “many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all.” The only person who can prevent you from being delivered from afflictions is not the devil, neither is it your pastor, nor your enemies, but it is you yourself.
So, whatever circumstance you are facing, the way you respond to it will determine whether you will be delivered or not. If you decide to respond by exercising holy rebellion, you will get out of it. It may not come quite easily, but you will eventually get out. The circumstances or whatever you face can either make you a better person or a very bitter person. It can either make you or mar you. God’s promise for you is that you shall flourish like a palm tree and grow like a Cedar in Lebanon.
Why don’t you claim that promise, by availing yourself of the secrets of the power of prayers? Explore the power of prayer today.
HYMN: Come unto Me and rest
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesu
s as I was, weary and worn and sad; I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one, stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in Him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, and all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found in Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk, till traveling days are done.
MFM Daily Devotional 6th October 2020 Today Message by Pastor D. K. Olukoya