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PRAYER
WHAT PRICE ARE YOU PAYING?
Rosalie Naglich
27-Jan-2007
2 Samuel 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay: but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing.

We hear these words 'everything has a price'. Jesus paid a price for our salvation when He shed His blood on the cross. Salvation was free to us, but it cost Him everything. He laid His life down and the Holy Spirit is calling His people into the throne room to lay down our busy life and wait on Him for direction in prayer.

Satan has come to massage our carnal desires so that we will miss the will of God. He wants to bring life to our fleshly desires that will draw us away from the things of God. In other words, everything does have a price and when we yield to carnal desires rather than obeying the call to prayer, we are not counting the cost.

It takes time to pray, sometimes at great sacrifice in many households. We cannot compare our lives to others, but we can be obedient to the voice of the Spirit when He draws our hearts and woos us into the throne room for fellowship with Him. We need to become desperate for His presence. If we don't spend time with God, we won't take time to pray for others. Our Heavenly Father has need of us to lay our lives down and take time to pray.
Our prayer...
Father, I pray today for countries to be open to the Gospel. I pray for witnesses to be bold, protected, and fruitful. Send out laborers. Prosper those that will give to further the Gospel. Teach us how to deny ourselves so that we might meet a need of someone else. I remind You that whatsoever things I desired when I pray, to believe that You will answer. So I bring before You the nations and ask that You would send the rain of Your Spirit and draw people unto You. I pray for a visitation of the Lord Jesus Christ to those that need to know Him in reality. Hear the cries of Your people behind prison walls, those that are lonely, discouraged, and separated from their families. Bring comfort and encouragement. All for Your glory, Jesus, all for Your glory!