IN YOUR HEART FIRST!
Text : Philippians 1:7
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, almost in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy… because I have you in my heart… ” –
In these verses of scripture lies a very powerful secret of the prayer that makes tremendous power available to change things.
It’s impossible to pray with joy for an issue or someone you rarely think about, or that is not in your heart. That’s actually what James 5:16 is talking about.
Looking also at Jesus’s injunction to pray always and not lose heart (in Luke 18:1), we see that you cannot effectively pray for something or someone that your heart has lost grip of.
If we will be less self-concerned and less constantly consumed by our own personal needs , there will definitely be more room in our hearts for others, and the Holy Spirit can inspire us to pray for them more often…
God will help us in Jesus name!