God Delights in Our Prayers

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The sacrifice of the
wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is His
delight (Proverbs 15:8)

What makes the prayer of the righteous delightsome to God
isn’t just its content but the one who’s praying. You see, no father will be
happy to see his child go to a stranger to ask for money, food or clothing. It’s
the delight of every good parent to meet their children’s requests. Likewise,
it’s the delight of our Heavenly Father to answer us when we present our
request to Him through prayers. He doesn’t want us looking up to our spouse,
our businesses, or the government for our needs; He’s the One Who supplies all
our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

It’s important, however, that we recognize that our requests
or the content of our prayers should change as we mature in God’s Word. As a
child, I’m sure you wanted to have virtually everything you saw. You saw a dog
passing and you wanted one; you saw a train and you wanted one too. Many of
these things you didn’t get because you weren’t mature enough to handle the
responsibility connected with possessing them.

But as you grew, you put away that childish attitude. You must
also get to a stage in your spiritual life where you no longer need to ask
before your needs are met. All you do is praise and thank God, having become
convinced of His unfeigned and unconditional love towards you.

There may have been a time when everything you said in your
prayers was only about you: “O Lord give me this; give me that.” “Keep the
devil away from me; don’t let the devil trouble me anymore.” But as you grew in
God’s Word, you began to say, “God, give me souls; help me win more people to
you.” You started praying more for others than for yourself. Your vision
expanded; you became more concerned about the vision of Our Heavenly Father for
the world.


I declare in the Name
of Jesus Christ, that my prayers are delightsome to God because I’m a maturing
child of God, increasing in the revelation of God’s Word. Today, I make
selfless requests and supplications to my Father with praise and thanksgiving
knowing that all my needs are already met, in Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen!


May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!