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One of the advantages for Christians on Facebook is the opportunity to have someone to pray for your needs as they arise, just as you pray for theirs. Daily we all seem to have friends who need prayer for an illness, financial stress, or on behalf of a loved one. I’m happy to oblige, realizing my own need of prayer. But recently it occurred to me how often we turn to prayer as a result of some difficult circumstance that has just happened or is happening now. What if, in addition to praying as a result of difficult circumstances, we prayed in such a way that our future circumstances would be the result of our present-day prayers? That is, why don’t we more often pray vigorously about our future days and years?

I believe prayer is the solid foundation on which a successful and happy future is built. That’s one reason for the existence of Magnificent Prayer, my popular daily devotional on prayer.

Prayer precedes great things. Prayer births life-changing events. Prayer moves the hand of God on our behalf. Wouldn’t you like to be assured that God not only can handle your present difficulties, but can also arrange your future in such a way as to bring about blessing in your life?  Through personal prayer you can lay down a pathway for the will of God to move you in His perfect direction for you. Don’t leave your future to “chance.” Pray your future years and fruitfulness into existence now–and every day from here on out.

Pray earnestly for open doors of personal ministry. Pray for your family. Intercede for revival. Cast a strong net of prayer over your every future circumstance. Pray your own life forward.

Make this a priority. Persist in prayer. Never give up. Be strong in prayer. Make circumstances the result of your prayers, not merely the cause of them.

 

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  1. Masha (Maria) Hemmerling
    Masha (Maria) Hemmerling says:

    Hi Nick, this is Masha (Maria) Hemmerling.
    I would like to tell you that I am absolutely in love with your book “Magnificent Prayer” and I am rereading it for the second year in a row! What a wonderful, packed with timeless wisdom devotionals!
    And by the way… my favorite part of your book is what you wrote for May 24 – about the need of Christian artists and an invitation to pray for them! Wow! That’s just sooo cool that you are thinking about us…. that’s just makes your book extra special!
    I even used your quote in my book – I just submitted my manuscript to WestBow Press few days ago:)
    Thank you for writing it, collecting and assembling it together!
    I would love to introduce that book to my subscribers and members of my FB group.
    I am the owner of PaperPaint&Palette Inspirational Online Art Studio and I have created a closed/private FB group called “The Binding Agent” https:/www.facebook.com/groups/TheBindingAgent/ for all those who have subscribed to my website: http://www.paperpaintandpalette.com. I would like to offer you to post your blog posts and anything else you think will be helpful on that group, if you’ll find it suits your vision.
    I want to offer my subscribers the best and the finest support in their journey as Christian artists, Christian art teachers, homeschooling parents who teach art to their kids and to the missionaries who witness about Christ through visual arts. And your devotionals, blog posts and anything else that you may wish to share will be great encouraging words to my little group that I plan to grow.
    Please let me know what you think about it. Thank you!

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  2. Kit Hannigan
    Kit Hannigan says:

    I couldn’t agree more with what you said about how praying is the secret to a successful and happy future. My daughter has gone through some pretty rough bouts with depression. We are currently looking for professional help that can guide her way through recovery. I’ll be sure to encourage her to start doing regular prayers in the hopes of forging a stronger faith that can help her during her journey to overcoming depression.

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