Morning Prayer Summary for Monday, February 25, 2019


The following excerpt is taken from Tongues: Beyond the Upper Room by Kenneth E. Hagin:

Praying in Tongues Eliminates Selfishness in Prayer

If Christians took the time to analyze the prayers they pray with their understanding, they’d realize a large majority of those prayers are selfish. Too often their prayers are like the old farmer who always prayed, “God, bless me and my wife, my son John and his wife—us four and no more!”

Christians may not use those exact words, but if they would examine the sum of their prayers, they may see that the old farmer’s prayer represents the extent of their “praying with the understanding.” In other words, most of their prayer time is devoted to praying about matters that concern only themselves and their loved ones.

This leads us to another benefit or value of praying in tongues according to God’s perfect will. Since praying in tongues is Spirit-directed prayer, it eliminates the possibility of selfishness entering into our prayers.

When you pray out of your own mind, it is possible that your prayer may be unscriptural or selfish. And I don’t know if you realize this or not, but it is possible for you to pray out of your own natural way of thinking and actually change things that are not the will of God and not His best plan for you.

The Bible says there is a good, an acceptable, and a perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT, will of God.

If you persist in praying selfishly out of your own carnal thinking, you may find yourself asking for only the acceptable will of God, not His perfect will. On the other hand, we’ve seen that when you pray in the Spirit, you pray out the perfect will of God.

If God’s people pray and ask for things to be a certain way—even if it is not God’s best for them, nor His perfect will—God will often permit it. I want to prove that to you from the Bible, because a lot of folks doubt that statement. They claim, “But if God granted something, it has to be His perfect will.”

I’ll give you an illustration from the Scriptures to show you that God sometimes answers prayer that isn’t His perfect will. It’s found in First Samuel 8.

God didn’t want the Israelites to have a king like all the surrounding nations. God wanted to be their King, but the children of Israel wanted to be like all the rest of the nations, and they kept persisting in their petition for a king. Finally, God said, “All right, go ahead. You have My permission to have a king.” But from that point on, the Israelites were never in the perfect will of God again, even though God blessed them and helped them as much as He could.

This is where a lot of people have missed it. Many times God has dealt with them and told them what His will is for their lives. But they keep after Him, praying out of their natural understanding for something they want. Finally, God says, “All right, if you want it that way, go ahead.”

But I’d rather be in God’s perfect will than in His permissive will, wouldn’t you? It’s just so much better!


We thank You for Your presence and for Your perfect will, Lord
You are all we want, need, and yearn for, Father
We trust You, that You are leading and guiding us in the right way
Releasing those things by faith, and we lift those things before heaven today!
Fill us with more of Your love, mercy, and grace
You are filling those broken places, Father
Yes, You are everything we need
There are no limits and no boundaries in the perfect will of God
We thank You for the plan, the move, and the purpose of God that is over each and every believer!
Lifting up the laborers in the name of Jesus
We pray over President Trump and his family
No weapon formed against them shall or will prosper
Declaring that Your perfect will would be done there, Father!
We pray over the atmosphere, cover that place with Your presence, Lord
Be opened, and be loosed in the name of Jesus
Those things will be cleared up, those things will be cleaned up and removed
Rough places, be made smooth, high places be made low
Activate, activate, activate!
You are moving to the very core
We take authority over any kind of operation that the enemy has planned!
Casting down all confusion, distraction, and evil plots of the enemy!
We plead the blood of Jesus over every right decision and plan
Your perfect will and plan shall come forth in the name of Jesus
Thank You for clarity, wisdom, and for understanding, Father
You are granting us wisdom from heaven today!

Scripture Focus..

And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers.  (12) And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. (13) These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.

(14) And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, nor led astray by novel teachings or by the false doctrines of deceivers who teach clever lies. (15) But instead we will remain strong and always sincere in our love as we express the truth. All our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into him, the anointed Head of his body, the church.

(16) For his “body” has been formed in his image and is closely joined together and constantly connected as one. And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and as these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in love.
(Ephesians 4:11–16 TPT)

Continued Praying…

Thank You for Your beautiful plan of redemption, Father
Thank You for Your beautiful divine, supernatural love strategy!
Your will is being accomplished this day, Lord
You are perfecting Your body in these last days
Thank You for a greater release of Your anointing and for a greater unfolding of Your purpose and Your plan
You have provided us with everything we need to fulfill Your call and plan
You have called us with purpose and for such a time as this!
There is greater collaboration, and cooperation of and by Your Spirit, O God
We thank You for the great work that is going on and taking place
There is an unwrapping of gifts now, Father
We are being comforted by the great and mighty comforter!
Fear, be remove in the name of Jesus, for perfect love, casts out all fear!
Supernatural endowment of and by Your Spirit, O God
Moving out further than we have ever been before
Glory be to God!

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