– Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr.
Day 19, Morning Prayer Session,
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting (10th to 30th January 2022)

Father this morning we have come with gratitude in our hearts, because of your dependability. Every time we call on you, you hear us and you demonstrate it by answering us. For all of the answers you have given us even today we say thank you.

Now this morning our eyes are upon you asking that you will speak to us again and let your word transform each one of our lives in Jesus name we have prayed.

Our line of exhortation in our morning prayer sessions has been PRAYING ANSWER EXPECTANT PRAYERS.

We have discovered from scriptures that God has a plan for every child of God. Romans 8:29-30.

Every child of God is programmed for a glorious destiny by divine plan. This plan is far beyond what anyone can desire for himself or herself. 1 Corinthians 2:9. The plan of God is far beyond what anyone can presently imagine.

In other words, the best of your plan is not equal to the least of God’s plan for you. The scripture makes us understand that God is in the habit of declaring His plan before He performs it. Isaiah 46:10.


We also discover from scriptures that God is able to bring to pass everything that He speaks, so the word may seem unfathomable; something that cannot be imagined but it is below the ability of God. Ephesians 3:20. God’s plan is above what you can think, His ability is above what you can think.

For every statement of His plan towards you and I is within His ability to make. They are people who make big boasts of what they will do but their hands are not able to perform their enterprise. They out-speak their ability, Not God.

God’s ability is above what He speaks. Everything He declares is within His reach. He said “let there be light” light can do. Whatever God speaks, His hands perform (1 Kings 8:15).

This is why God’s integrity is behind every agenda that He declares. Whenever God speaks, His ability and integrity backs what He says. Numbers 23:19. Everything God says, His integrity is behind it. If God says it and does not do it, that will be God lying and God cannot lie. Hebrews 6:16-18. Every plan of God is backed by the integrity of God.

It is also important for us to understand that every plan of God will attract the opposition of the devil. 1 Corinthians 16:9. Every singular door, there are multiple oppositions. God speaks one, the enemy gathers an army to oppose it. To every divine declaration, there is a satanic opposition. The fulfillment of any divine agenda demands that we engage spiritually in battle.

1 Timothy 1:18.

Prophecies are declarations of what God has said He will do but we are to engage in battle first. Deuteronomy 2:24. There is a demand for us to engage spiritually, to engage effectively you need combined forces of faith, prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:18-21. Faith, prayer and fasting guarantees success against satanic opposition.
– Everything God has spoken concerning you in this year, it will be brought to pass.

Until a person takes personal responsibility for the prophetic decrees made in his or her direction, that individual cannot secure the manifestation. Prophecy may go to all but it is only manifested in the lives of those that take responsibility. When it comes to the altar of prayer, one of the most factored ingredients found in prayer is expectation. God is bound to deliver what you expect. Proverbs 23:18. Surely there is an outcome and your expectation will not be cut off.


What is Expectation?
1. Expectation like we were told yesterday is anticipating a thing.
Acts 3:1-5.
The man at the Beautiful Gate looked at Peter and John expecting to receive something from them. That is expectation. If you are looking forward to nothing after prayer, there is no need to pray.

Anticipation is one of the vital factors for effectiveness on the altar of prayer. It’s not enough just to appear and to utter words in prayer, what are you anticipating? Colossians 4:2.

2. Expectation is the assurance of something to come.
There are many reasons why a person’s stomach will swell. One of them is pregnancy, only a pregnant person expects a baby from the swollen stomach. True or false? You can line up ten people with protruding stomachs but not every one of them might be carrying a baby but the pregnant one is expecting a baby. When you arrive at the place of prayer what is in the stomach of your spirit?

The pregnant woman will tell you ‘oh the baby is kicking ‘. She knows what is going to come out at the point of delivery. That is the assurance, that woman is sure that something in her will come out. When you talk about prayers you must have an assurance of an outcome. Something that is going to result from your engagement.

2 Timothy 1:12

We are told concerning Abraham that he hoped against hope. Romans 4:21. That’s expectation.

3. Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen.
Mark 11:24.

How you approach prayer determines what you will get from prayer. When you approach the altar of prayer, anticipate something, incubate something in you and be convinced that something will result from prayer.

Where there is no anticipation, where there is no assurance, where there is no strong belief, prayer is in vain.
– Our expectation will not be cut off.

An example of expectant prayers in scripture is Nehemiah. Nehemiah 1:4-11. He prayed and asked God to grant him favour before the king and Chapter 2 verses 1-9 we see that in verse 8 the king granted Nehemiah all that he requested. He made prayers to God expecting instant help and God responded. It is your expectation that determines his response. Therefore when we call upon God in this season, each one of us will receive instant answers.

Jeremiah 33:3
– Whatever is left for you to know in order to make the most of what is packaged for this year, in this season God will show it unto you.

As we conclude this morning, let’s take note of this – as we pray we must keep acting in line with the reality of our expectations. 1 Samuel 2:3. If expectation is genuine it will be demonstrated in action.

Your expectation should determine your actions.

Don’t act contrary to what you expect. The word expectation is many times applied to pregnancy.

Pregnancy is usually in stages, at the beginning nothing may be showing physically but behaviour will be changing.

The conduct is a demonstration of the content. It is what you act out that will show forth. Begin to demonstrate in faith, that which you expect or anticipate.

James 2:18. It is action that gives validity to expectation. Check all the things you have been praying about and check the shift you need to make in actions.

Prayers: I receive grace to provoke answers in these last three days on the altar of prayer.


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