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Watch Expectantly

Seek God in the morning through prayer. The time of day does not matter when we want to pray. We can pray any time during the day. However, praying in the morning gives greater significance. Morning implies a time of day when we wake up from sleep and start our day. When we pray in the morning, we put God as the master orchestrator of our day. We place our life in the hands of God to lead us and bless us as we go through the day. This then does not mean when we pray at anytime of the day other than in the morning that we do not put God in the center of our daily life. Whenever we pray to God, regardless of the time of day, we maintain our connection with God which gives life and power to our spirit.

The important matter in this is that we pray to God to subject our life and all that we plan and do to His will. We pray to God with the desire to bring our will in consonance to His will for us. When we pray, we turn over our life and all our cares and affairs and allow God to be Lord over every one of them.

“Pray without ceasing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (WEB)

“with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints.”

– Ephesians 6:18 (WEB)

Watch expectantly for God’s answer. A prayer of faith is expectant of God’s answer. A prayer in trust to God is watchful for God’s answer. King David prayed and was expectant of the answers of God.

Give ear to my words, Yahweh. Consider my meditation. Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to you. Yahweh, in the morning you will hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.

– Psalms 5:1-3 (WEB)

How many times have we prayed and we have not been mindful of the answers of God? When we take an exam, for instance, we anticipate success and eagerly wait for the result. When we work in our job, we expect a return of our service through our salary. When we call a friend for any need we might have, we expect an answer or a response. And, our expectation is expressed by being watchful. We wait and we watch for the exam result. We wait and watch out for the release of our salary or wage. We wait and watch out for our friend to respond and answer our call for assistance.

When we pray, we must also exercise watchfulness. Watch out for the answer that God has for our prayers. Expect His answer. Wait for it.

Some people keep a journal of prayer requests and God’s answers to every prayer they had. When we keep record of God’s answers to every prayer, we could look back to God’s faithfulness and discover how God answered every prayer according to His grace and will. This motivates us to keep an expectant attitude of God’s answers to our prayers. It keeps us watchful to His faithful hand of working out solutions for every situation we face.

When we pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit naturally brings our will in submission to God. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray and guides us how to pray. When we are dependent on the leading of God through His Spirit, we pray with expectancy and watchfulness of God’s answers. We pray with assurance that God hears us. We pray with intensity. At times, with such deep longing in our hearts, we could not even form the right words to say, but we are there in His presence praying while His Spirit assists us in communicating with God. God’s Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26).

“This is the boldness which we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.

– 1 John 5:14-15 (WEB)

Pray and never cease praying. Pray in the Spirit. Be expectant of God’s faithfulness to answer every prayer request and supplications you have made.

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Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

6 thoughts on “Watch Expectantly

  1. Why would we pray if we did not believe our Father would hear and answer our requests. And He does so for the best of all of us. Praying you are blessed in the work He has called you to.

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