Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF January 16, 2017

Drawing Nearer to God through Prayer

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Growing up, many of us automatically went to our parents to make requests, get help, and ask for advice and guidance. Our conversations were based on our close, loving relationship with them. When we consider that God loves us so much He’s willing to adopt us as His Own children, we should make it a priority to relate to Him in the same way. We can draw closer to our heavenly Father through frequent conversations with Him.

Through His grace, God made a way for us to run to Him, not just when we struggle, but whenever we just want to talk. His Word breaks down the essence and purpose of prayer for us. When we communicate with Him, believing that He’ll answer us, we always receive what we request in His name.

God is always talking to us, but we don’t always listen. If we’re distracted and not attuned to His voice, it’s easy to get confused. Sometimes what seems right isn’t in our best interest. Without consulting Him, we can walk right into trouble.

Just as there are different types of conversations, there is more than one way to talk to God. When we can’t find the words to express what’s in our hearts, He enables us to pray in the spirit. We can pray by meditating on the Scriptures, or even directly with our hearts and minds without saying a single word. God has chosen to keep the lines of communication open between Him and us because of His favor toward us, and it’s up to us to do the same.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, I’m truly awestruck by the personal audience I have with You, with no appointment necessary. I thank You that I can come to You at any time knowing You have all the answers. You’ve made a way for us to talk with each other, and it pleases You to have two-way communication with me, Your child. When I come before You, I come in the name of Your Son Jesus. Amen.

Scriptures:

Matthew 7:7-11

Luke 11:9-13

Proverbs 14:12

Ephesians 6:18

Psalm 5:1, 2

Psalm 19:14

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