Prayer For Purpose by Pastor Adesoji Adeniran @Gospelaffairsng
Father we thank you for this conference, thank you for the first day and the second day, for all you have done. We thank you for this last day, we give you all glory and praise because we not only discover purpose, we will fulfill purpose in Jesus name.
The book of the Acts of the Apostles chapter 9:6 says”so he trembling and astonished said lord what do you want me to do?, And the lord said to him arise and go into the city and you will told what you must do.”
The Merriam webster dictionary defines prayer as a petition to God in word and thought. And purpose as an object or end to be attained. From this definitions one can simply say “prayer for purpose”is a petition to God in order to attain an end or an objective.
Beyond the definition, everything created by God is for a purpose and also has a purpose, for example in Gen 1:3 God said “let there be light and there was light “.This was so because the proceeding verse 2 says the earth was without form and void and also in darkness hence the creation of light. But in verse 16 Bible records that “then God made two great lights:the greater (sun) light to rule the day and the lesser (moon) light to rule night. We can therefore say that the general purpose of lights is to displace darkness (to illuminate), while the specific purpose of the greater is to rule the day while the lesser rules the night. In the same manner Eph 4:11-15 talks about Jesus Christ our lord giving believers the five folds offices for the sole purpose of equipping believers for the work of His ministry on earth..
Having said that, it is important to know that before praying for purpose or praying towards a purpose, the purpose must be known first!. The purpose of John the Baptist was to call people unto repentance and to prepare the way for Christ the Messiah, while Jesus Christ our lord came to call unto salvation and reconcile humanity back to God. The question now is WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?.Is it known yet?, do you have clarity about it?.
Gen 2:15 talked about how God put Adam in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it, how are you located in your purpose within this big garden called planet earth yet?. Because to KNOW is to begin the JOURNEY TO PURPOSE!.
This is very important and can not be over emphasized because PRAYER FOR PURPOSE is about
1)knowing what to do per time
2)about the next phase /level of one’s assignment on earth.
3)about direction, instructions and guidance.
4)about clarity of purpose.
5)about enablement and empowerment to carry out purpose.
6)about seeking and receiving help from the One that ordained the purpose.
7)about operating the purpose according to the manufacturer’s manual (regardless of the geographical location or sphere of influence of the purpose).
This was the case of Saul that later became Paul the apostle on his way to Damascus in acts 9:6,when he met his purpose, he did prayed for what to do and he was directed to where he will receive further direction, instruction and guidance on how to go about his purpose.
Prayer for purpose is very important and strategic for the continuous survival and fulfillment of purpose per time, because it is not about some passion permitted by God, but about the purpose ordained by God.
Because whatever God ordained, He backs up and also glorified!(Romans 8:30).
For every purpose ordained by God, He has made provisions for through His word (2tim 3:16) and His Holy Spirit (Romans 8:19 $ 26),
In conclusion, whatever phase we are now in the journey to purpose, be it like that of the servant of Abraham (when he went to look for a wife for Isaac) in Gen 24:12-14.Or that of Paul the apostle in Phil 3:10 (that wants to know Jesus more in his journey to purpose). Or that of our Lord Jesus Christ in John 17:1(that wants the Father to be glorified in His purpose).
Whatever phase, stage or level of the journey to purpose, men just have to pray always (for purpose) and not to faint (Lk 18:1),
Our Lord Jesus Christ said in Matt 17:2 and Mark 9:29 that it can only be by prayer and fasting!.
So beloved pray to know purpose, pray to work in purpose, pray to walk in purpose, pray to receive help for purpose, pray to fulfill purpose, pray for your purpose!,
I pray that everything you need to fulfill purpose, the almighty God will provide all the time and you will fulfill purpose in Jesus name.
God bless you all.