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‘Pray Fervently!’ (Hos. 12) by @ifyrae #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Hosea 12, Psalm 9
@thelafamily August 13

Pray Fervently!

TEXT: “He struggled with the angel and overcame him, he wept and begged for his favour. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there.” Hosea 12:4 (NIV)

God can move those “impossible” situations around. Many times I have sought God with tears, humility, seeking His mercy and have been heard. We can be encouraged and empowered to observe Jacob in today’s text, he knew that to prevail with God you need humility, fervent, spirit-filled prayers.

Our daily prayers should be fervent if we are to live here on earth as champions. Sometimes we engage in short, flesh-filled prayers, and find out that we are even distracted while at it. Apostle James wrote, ‘the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’ (James 5:16 KJV). Let it not be only when we face storms that we only pray fervently.

What stirs you to fervent prayer? Let those who have gone from God, be turned to Him (Hos. 12:6). Let those that are converted to Him, walk with Him in all holy conversation and godliness.

LEARN and APPLY: Let us wrestle with God for promised blessings, determined not to give over until we prevail; and let us seek Him in His ordinances.

Pray: Holy Spirit, teach us to pray fervently and know the mind of God in the process. Amen!

Written by Ifeoma Ojinnaka (@ifyrae) of @thelafamily