Having a pure heart – Prayer for February 17. The Bible talked about those that will see God. We all want to see God face to face and talk to Him like we talk to our friends and walk with Him. Let’s tell God to give us the grace to see Him.
Bible Verse for Today
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8)
Not only in the beatitudes, but the Bible also talked about becoming holy before we can see God. Holiness is not what we can joke with as a Christian. It is something that is a requirement if we want to see God. As a Christian, you are a vessel and this vessel is what God wants to use. He wants to pour His power in it, He wants to put the things that can make you see Him in it and He can never pour them into a dirty vessel.
Matthew 9:17 says, “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” The old wines kind as we know will always be dirty and this is exactly what God can’t do, pouring His power into a dirty heart. We need the purity of the heart to get to God and to see Him.
A question was asked in Psalm 24:3 “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?” People must have been asking and wondering what is needed to see God the Psalmist asked the question too and gave the answer to it in verse 4. “The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.” It all falls back on having a clean heart and Holiness.
We need to have a pure heart and run away from the things that can corrupt us and make us not qualified to see God.
Having a Pure Heart Prayer for Today
Father Lord, my utmost desire is to see you, to touch you, and to feel your presence – all these I cannot do without a pure heart. I pray that by your grace you make me pure, have mercy on me and make worthy of your presence, Lord. Give me a clean heart and help me to accommodate your power. Let me see you in all I do today and make the day a bright day. Amen.
Also read: PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES Prayer for February 16