Month: November 2023

Acquiring Discernment

When we view God’s insight as a precious treasure, He reveals all we need to know.

Proverbs 2:1-11

Discernment is the ability to make sound judgments by perceiving what is not readily obvious, and it is critical to our life in God. For example, what should you do when you want to follow the Lord but have multiple choices that appear promising and good? How can you know if you’re hearing from God or simply listening to your own desires?

All we have to do is ask. Proverbs 2 says, “If you cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding … then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:3-6). Those verses are a clear promise from God that when we ask for insight, He will answer.

Though discernment doesn’t appear overnight, it does develop when we “search for her as for hidden treasures” (Proverbs 2:4). So don’t wait until you’re facing a critical decision—start asking the Lord for His wisdom today. We need time to practice this kind of humility so we’ll learn to hear His voice among the noises of life. And in the meantime, rest assured that no matter what decision you make, God will be with you (Psalm 139:7-12).

Daily Prayer

What answer shall be given to the envoys of that nation? “The Lord has established Zion, and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.” Isaiah 14:32, NIV

Lord our God, you are our refuge. We wait for you, for your purpose will never fail and your promise will be fulfilled. This we may firmly believe, and from this we may draw strength every day. Even when our life brings sorrow, we do not want to grieve. We want to hope and believe and endure until your day comes. Your kingdom will come on earth, and in the meantime you are watching over your people. In the midst of the world’s daily affairs there will be people who hope in you, who belong to you, and who are firmly rooted in the grace of Jesus Christ until the time is fulfilled. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points


Father, I thank you for your faithfulness and goodness towards me.

Thank you Jesus, for all the marvelous works you are doing for my family and I.

O Lord my God, vindicate me and fight for me.

Champion my cause O Lord in Jesus name.

Father defend me against every unfaithful persons in Jesus name.

Father, rescue me from deceitful and unjust persons in Jesus name.

O Lord, you are the God of my refuge, do not reject me in Jesus name.

Father, do not let me go about in sorrow in Jesus name.

Father, please send your light and your truth to lead me in all my endeavours in Jesus name.

O Lord, bring me into your holy mountain in Jesus name.

You are the God of my strength, Lord come quickly and defend me from this raging storm in Jesus name.

Deliver me Lord from the enemies’ oppression in Jesus name.

Set me free Lord from every cage of depression and frustration in Jesus name.

For your name sake Lord attend to my need urgently.

I call upon you daily, please Lord answer me in your mercy.

In the name of Jesus, I reject every demonic dream.

In the name of Jesus, I rebuke every demonic dream and SPIRITUAL manipulation against my health, wellness and wellbeing in Jesus name.

I declare in the name of Jesus I have good health.

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Developing a Discerning Spirit

Discernment isn’t an innate quality—we must be trained by the Holy Spirit to distinguish between good and evil.

Hebrews 5:11-14

No matter how long a person has known Jesus, every faith journey ebbs and flows—with regard to doubt, intimacy, despair, joy, and more. Today’s passage discusses one such area of fluctuation: our ability to discern.

Comparing discernment to a baby’s diet, the writer of Hebrews observed that Jewish Christians at the time lacked spiritual wisdom and needed help consuming information. However, he went on to say that they could mature; they just needed to “have their senses trained to distinguish between good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14). In other words, it’s possible to acquire keen discernment.

If you’re experiencing cloudy judgment right now, you can lean on two sources for guidance: God’s Word and God’s Spirit. When we listen for His Spirit and read Scripture over time, we will gradually be trained to sense the difference between what is righteous and what isn’t. Even if you face a situation that isn’t addressed in the Bible, you have a Helper whose job is to guide you into all the truth (John 14:26; 16:13).

God has given all believers access to His wisdom. So if you need guidance today, don’t hesitate to ask Him. He wants to help you.

Daily Prayer

To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1, TEV

Lord our God, we come to you in community of faith and trust, in expectation that you will act. May our hearts be strengthened in all the pain and in all the conflicts of our world. Reveal your will, Almighty God, and protect those you have appointed as our leaders and rulers. Let your will be made plain to them. O Lord God, help your people in these times and give them strength to wait expectantly for what is good, to live and serve in this expectation. Grant your help to all who strive for this. We can all tell of the help that comes from you, for you always support us with your power, also in hard times. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalms 56:9, Psalms 32:8, Psalms 23, Exodus 23:20.

I thank you Jesus, my Redeemer and Healer. Thank you Lord.

In anyway I have sinned or fallen short of your Glory, Jesus Thou Son Of David, please have mercy on me.

Let all my enemies turn back because God is for me, in Jesus name.

Father cause the doors of business opportunities to open for me; morning, afternoon and evening, in the name of Jesus.

Let me encounter profitable business in Jesus’ name.

No devourer shall destroy the fruit of my labour in Jesus’ name.

You devourers and wasters of fortune, I command you to depart from my life and family in the name of Jesus.

I use the Blood of Jesus Christ to wash my hands and my entire body in Jesus name.

I retrieve my blessings from every evil attack in Jesus’ name.

Father, every curse of failure working against my business, break in the name of Jesus.

O Lord reveal to me every secret behind my problem, in Jesus name.

I command the devil to take off his legs from any money that belongs to me in the name of Jesus.

Let the ministering Spirits (God’s Angels) go forth and bring in blessings unto me and my household in the name of Jesus.

Let the rod of iron fall on any strange money passed to me in Jesus’ name.

Let the spirit of favour be opened upon me everywhere I go concerning my business, in Jesus name.

Father, I ask You in the name of Jesus to send ministering Spirits to bring in prosperity and funds into my business, in Jesus name.

Let men bless me everywhere I go, in the name of Jesus.

I release my business from the clutches of financial hunger in the name of Jesus.

I loose Angels in the mighty name of Jesus to go and create favour for my company and business (mention your business/ future business name) in Jesus name.

I bind the spirit in all of the staff members or business associates who will try to use evil weapons against me, including lying, gossip, slander and opinionated spirits, in Jesus name.

Let every financial hindrances to my business or work be removed now in Jesus’ name.

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Pledging Allegiance to the Wrong King

Don’t trade God’s best for lesser things.

John 19:13-16

The chief priests were the power brokers of their day. They had spiritual authority over the Israelites and influence with the Romans who controlled the land. When Jesus became a threat, they negotiated with Judas to have Roman soldiers arrest Him.

The governor, Pilate, treated Jesus just as he would have any other Jewish prisoner—having Him flogged and brought before the crowd for a “trial.” Twice, Pilate noted that he could find no grounds for charging Jesus (John 19:4; John 19:6). Still, he gave in to the priests’ demands and ordered his troops to crucify an obviously innocent man.

The priests underscored their disgust with Jesus by promising fidelity to Caesar. In that moment, they violated the first and second commandments in order to accomplish their goals (Exodus 20:3-7). These men forgot their calling and pledged allegiance to the wrong king. But it is important to remember this: Rather than stand in judgment or declare them all irredeemable, Jesus headed to the cross to die for us—and for every person who condemned Him that day.

Daily Prayer

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him. Psalm 67:6–7, NIV

Lord our God, bless us, that the world may be blest. Help us, that the whole world may be helped. Grant us your mercy in Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for the whole world. May it soon be revealed that your kingdom stands and will bring our age to an end, a good and blessed end. Grant your blessing on every aspect of our lives, on all the concerns and requests we have on our hearts, and help us to praise and thank you every day. Let your will become known everywhere in spite of the horror and blasphemy, so that even the dying may glorify you and all who have to suffer may praise and thank you because they see your face and recognize your light. We want to entrust everything to you, Lord God. We await you. We rejoice and thank you, for we know your will shall be done. We know and believe that your name shall be glorified. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalms 70:1-5

Father, I thank you for your faithful love and kindness towards my household and I. Thank you Jesus.

Lord please be gracious to me at all times and show me your mercy early in Jesus name.

Father please, redeem me from every difficult situation in Jesus name.

Father, please come quickly and rescue me in Jesus name.

O Lord, show me your favour and restore me and my household in Jesus name.

Father, let all those who seek my life be humiliated and confused in Jesus name.

Father, send confusion to all those who wish me evil in Jesus name.

Let all those who want me dead go down for my sake in Jesus name.

Let all those who want my family dead to go down to the grave first in Jesus name.

Father, let their be utter failure in the camp of my enemies in Jesus name.

Lord as for my enemies, let them be ashamed and horrified over their complete defeat in Jesus name.

I seek you Lord, cause me to spring with excitement and joy over what you will do in Jesus name.

O Lord, how great thou art, you are glorious in Holiness, please deliver me from every form of weakness in Jesus name.

Father in my place of weakness and need please do not turn your heart away from me in Jesus name.

Father, turn to me and help me in Jesus name.

Hurry lord and help me for you are my Lord and saviour in Jesus name.

Father, It is written in Psalms 70 vs 5 that I am always in your thoughts, so do not delay to deliver me now for you are my God.

Deliver me o Lord from every demonic manipulation in Jesus name.

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

A Caregiver’s Love

Jesus is our role model—when we serve others sacrificially, we show love the way He did.

John 15:12-14

Pop songs, movies, and books shape the way we think about love. Attraction, emotion, romance, and sentiment color how we expect it to be. But when the Lord told His followers that they’re to love the way He does, He wasn’t talking about what we find in popular culture. Jesus gave them the ultimate image of self-sacrificing love: a person laying down his life for a friend (John 15:13).

The kind He was referring to looks far more like the sacrificial service of a caregiver changing a soiled adult diaper. It looks like a family opening their home to foster children. Or like a woman interceding daily in prayer for her prodigal daughter. Sacrificial love is humbly given by countless modern heroes of the faith every day as they lay down their hopes and dreams to meet the needs of the sick, helpless, and broken among us.

The delightful feelings of “being in love” are distant cousins to the self-giving action that Jesus was referring to. And we should remember that when He spoke the words in today’s passage, He was just hours away from laying down His innocent life for each one of us—those He loves.