Center of Hope Devotion – October 23, 2020

Dear Friends,


Hudson Taylor made his way toward China to do mission work. At one point on the journey, his ship encountered a windless area and began drifting toward islands inhabited by cannibals. The captain did not know what to do. Taylor suggested he and a few other Christians pray. After praying, Taylor approached the first mate and told him to set the sails. Sure enough, the wind blew, and the ship made it safely past the dangerous islands.

Jesus demonstrated the power of faith in Gods by cursing a fig tree. When the tree was found withered, it served as a springboard for Jesus to teach on prayer.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).

Prayer moves the hand of God. Prayers also move the feet of God’s followers. But the motives behind those prayers are important. Prayers should align with the Word of God and the love of Christ. Jesus says that prayers should be made with faith. A prayer is very different from a wish. Wishes are uncertain, but God always hears the prayers of His people.

Challenge for Today: Pray with faith.