“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31
To Those Who Will Pray –
Did you know that the entire Gospel of John is summarized in one verse?
After writing 20 chapters, John succinctly records the ultimate purpose in preparing this book. It is in verse 31 of chapter 20, which says he wrote so that you and I “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”
He wrote so others may have life in Jesus, and that is the same reason we ought to pray. It should be the greatest reason we are praying.
E. M. Bounds once wrote, “Prayer is God’s settled and singular condition to move ahead His Son’s Kingdom.” If that is true…and I believe it is…then prayer must become our utmost focus.
It must be the thing we did yesterday, the thing we do today and the thing we do tomorrow. All other activities must take their proper place behind this most prominent calling.
As you approach the throne of God this month, go with confidence and determination so that all “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [they] may have life in His name.”
Keep pressing on,