Let me tell you what God said next. He said, “You’re my son, And today is your birthday. What do you want? Name it: Nations as a present? continents as a prize? You can command them all to dance for you, Or throw them out with tomorrow’s trash.” Psalms 2:7‭-‬9 MSG

One of the greatest privileges God has given us as His children is prayer. In the moment of prayer, we are cut off from this world of care into the very presence of our God to present all our needs, cast all our cares, and unburden ourselves before His highest throne.

This rare access to the heavenly throne many have maximized and that has transformed their lives forever. On the other hand, several people have abused this underserved privilege to stand before the highest throne only to ask God for mundane things and by so doing they have kept themselves in the realm of the ordinary without anything of eternal consequence to show for their existence.

Moses’ life was transformed from an ordinary fugitive into a mighty deliverer and a man God could speak with mouth to mouth as a man speaks with his friends and not like others that God revealed Himself to in visions and dreams because he knew how and what to engage God for in the place of prayer. Gideon was changed into a great man of valor through whom God defeated powerful kings of the nations to give His people rest and freedom because of the opportunity he has to stand before God in the place of prayer.

Many more like Samuel, David, Deborah, Esther, Solomon, Nehemiah, Ezra, Isaiah, Jeremiah, the Apostles of the Lord, and several saints of God that space will not allow me to name became great men and women that impacted their generations through the access they have to God through prayer.

Jacob, the son of Isaac sold himself into twenty years of slavery because he misused the privilege he has in prayer to ask only for the consumables. The daughter of Herodias could not attain to anything of eternal significance because all she knew to do in the place of prayer is ask for the life of the supposed enemy of her mother.

What do you ask for in prayer? The LORD God says He can do exceedingly abundantly above what you can ever ask for in prayer or even imagine. You have been given direct access to stand before the throne of God to present all your cares and needs. What do you care for? Ask God NOW!

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola