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Prayer Helps You Deal with Difficult People (The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #72)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Mark 11:24 which reads: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Leonard Ravenhill. He said, “A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is the importance of praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ from J. Gordon Henry. Dr. Henry writes:

Sad to say, few Christians are prayed for regularly by anyone and that should not be so. Every local church needs to develop a prayer strategy whereby believers pray for one another by name and need. Paul illustrates this type of intercession when he told the Roman believers in Romans 1:8: “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” Prayer
to God the Father, through the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son, for others – that is intecessory praying – and in the power of the Holy Spirit Who joins us as we begin to pray.

A study of Paul’s praying provides the primary direction for his praying — which is quite foreign to what we pray for others. Ephesians 3:14-19 reads, “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches
of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Paul prays not for physical or material blessings, but for spiritual blessings. He prays that there may be spiritual strength, spiritual depth, spiritual perspective, and spiritual fullness. Think what a difference possessing these characteristics would make in a believer’s life and in the cause of
the Lord Jesus Christ.

+ Plus, listen to the Sensational Nightingales singing “Come, Ye Disconsolate”

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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

Prayer Can Bring Revival (The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #71)

Our thought for today is that prayer can bring about revival and renewal in our country and our communities.

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 27:2 which says: “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from A.T. Pierson. He said, “There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is are you standing in the gap for other people today from J. Gordon Henry. Dr. Henry writes:

At this moment on this very day, are you standing between God and someone else? Could it be that God wonders where the intercessors are for the millions of people in the United States? Through intercessory prayer, power will be focused on individuals in a way that will break down barriers. Recently, I heard of an incident in a church that well illustrates the relationship of prayer and power. As the organist began to play to begin a Sunday morning service, no sound of music came forth from the instrument. The time necessary for the repair was estimated and a note was sent to the pastor that read: “The power will be on after your morning prayer.” Prayer indeed makes the difference between operating in man’s power or God’s power.

+ Plus, listen to Ricky Skaggs singing “Somebody’s Praying”

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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Prayer is Standing in the Gap for Others (The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #70)

Our thought for today is how prayer activates the power of God in our lives.

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Matthew 7:7 which says: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Tony Evans, who is a dynamic Christian preacher in Dallas, TX and president of the Urban Alternative. He said, “A lot of Christians are trying to operate their spiritual lives the way I drive my car. They are running on fumes—trying to get somewhere for the Lord without using the fuel that
provides the spark that energizes the power of God resident within us through the Holy Spirit.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is that intercession is standing in the gap for others from J. Gordon Henry. Dr. Henry said……….

Isaiah 59:16 says, “And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.” A good way to get your brain in gear is to ask yourself to recall what the Holy Spirit has taught you. What is it you have now learned about prayer from these daily devotions? Think about it. As Jack Taylor has said, “No believer’s practice of prayer will rise to stay above his view of prayer — thus the need to constantly keep a proper perspective on prayer. We will continue our devotion today on intercession. An intercessor is one who stands between God and people, circumstances, and nations. The picture is God in Heaven and people on earth with a believer interceding — serving as a go-between. All of us need the support of intercessors; in addition, every believer needs to be an intercessor. This is the work that must be done in order for the other efforts to serve the Lord to make any difference.

+ Plus, listen to Brian Free and Assurance singing “Praying Man”

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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Are You Ready to Go to Work in Prayer? (The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #69)

Our thought for today is we should not use prayer as a last resort, but as a first resort.

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Romans 12:12 which says: “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Corrie ten Boom. She said: “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is are you ready to go to work in prayer from J. Gordon Henry. Dr. Henry said:

Intercession is the part of prayer that brings the greatest results and dividends. It is the most neglected part of prayer because we are not on praying ground. Once we are clean, we can go to WORK. We will then “stir ourselves” to lay hold on God. Isaiah 64:7 says, “And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed
us, because of our iniquities.” There will be movement, effort and discipline — there will be WORK.

It is absolutely necessary for us to WORK if we are going to make progress toward being a prayer warrior. There are some things that God does not do for us; rather, He waits until we do them. We put food, water, and oxygen into our bodies. There follows a process of manufacturing energy from these ingredients. We then expend that energy. Most of the energy is spent on activities that really don’t matter at all yet they take our time and resources. Twenty-four hours after we do them, it doesn’t matter if we did them at all. If we are going to use our energy on things that do matter, it will be because we have made up our minds to do so. THE MAIN THING IS TO KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING! The less we pray for ourselves and the more we pray for others, the nearer we approach Christlikeness.

+ Plus, listen to the Chicago Mass Choir singing “Prayer Will Fix It”

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Holy Spirit Aids Us in Prayer (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #67)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 66:17 which says: “I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from A.T. Pierson. He said: “The Word of God represents all the possibilities of God as at the disposal of true prayer.”

+ Plus, Listen to Deitrick Haddon singing “Won’t Stop Praying”

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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

Prayer is Work! (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #65)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Luke 21:36 which says: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from E.M. Bounds, the great Christian writer on the subject of prayer. He said: “The little estimate we put on prayer is evident from the little time we give to it.”

+ Plus, Listen to CeCe Winans singing “Anybody Wanna Pray”

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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Make Time for Prayer (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #64)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Matthew 6:7 which says: “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from M.E. Andross, a Christian writer. He said: “Make time to pray. The great freight and passenger trains are never too busy to stop for fuel. No matter how congested the yards may be, no matter how crowded the schedules are, no matter how many things demand the attention of the trainmen, those trains always stop for fuel.”

+ Listen to “Standing in the Need of Prayer” by The New Life Community Choir

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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