PrayerWorks Devotional Day 9 – An Upright Prayer
Our actions do not put us in good standing with a Holy GOD. Only our faith in Jesus Christ can accomplish that impossible task. But the lines of communication can be opened up when we live rightly before GOD. Similar to an obedient child that has the ear and attention of their parent, those that walk uprightly in the eyes of the LORD find that “the LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right” (Psalm 84:11 NLT).
When our hearts, attitudes, thoughts, and actions line up with GOD’s, He relishes in doing good things for His people. He looks forward to spending time with and talking to them. “The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but He delights in the prayers of the upright.” (Proverbs 15:8 NLT)
We do not try to “behave” better so GOD will do what we want Him to and grant every prayer we ask of Him. Not at all. We honor Him with our lives because He means so much to us. That is why we live in a right manner. Those walking rightly are those walking with Him.
“He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”
Day 9 of 14