Dearly beloved, I greet you in the name of Jesus! Jesus is with us, He is with you, He is talking to you. Because, He loves you, He is holding your hands, walking with you, right?
Are you walking with Jesus? Did you wake up and pray and read the Bible this morning? You must read the Bible and pray every day early in the morning. You must wait upon Him. Jesus has taught us this. He woke up early in the morning and prayed, isn’t it? Bible scholars say that Jesus prayed at least 4 hours every day. He has prayed so much.
He has showed us an example. You must pray at least an hour, right? Wake up and pray early in the morning. May be, you are thinking, ‘There’s nothing happening even if I pray; There’s no answer for my prayers or nothing is happening!’ Are you thinking like that? There’s some obstacle. We must think what it is. Jesus is saying even about this. Look, in Mark 11:25, ‘And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may may also forgive you your trespasses’ ‘If you do not forgive then your sins shall not be forgiven as well.’ Do you know its meaning? If you do not forgive, your prayer shall not be heard. When you stand praying, examine if you are upset with someone: with your father-in-law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, husband, wife someone at work or your boss or you are bitter with someone? Someone has grieved you, someone has hurt you, it’s itching your heart, you get irritated and angry because of that or you feel bitter when you look at them, isn’t it? If you pray like this, how can God answer your prayers? Because, the bitterness is inside your heart. God says, ‘Forgive! If you forgive, I shall hear your prayer!’ I’m talking to you from the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed. Jesus prayed for hours together; He prayed all through the night. He prayed and received the answer from the Father. For you to receive the answer for your prayers all the bitterness should change. Will you say, ‘Jesus, I will forgive everyone and I will not hold bitterness against anyone!’ Then, God will hear your prayer. Father, Let there be no frustration and bitterness against anyone; Let there be no grief or sorrow concerning anyone. I forgive them in the name of Jesus. Take away the bitterness in my heart. I forgive them with all my heart. Please answer my prayer, work a miracle in me and help me rejoice! Here, Your children as they have prayed forgiving others. So, please work a miracle for them so that they shall rejoice! In Jesus’ name I pray, Father! Amen. Amen.