Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Sadhu Sundar Singh. He said: “The essence of prayer does not consist in asking God for something but in opening our hearts to God, in speaking with Him, and living with Him in perpetual communion. Prayer is continual abandonment to God. Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want; it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life, Prayer is union with God.”
Our prayer motivator verse for today is Job 6:8, which says: “Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!”
Our prayer motivator verse for today is 1 John 3:21-22, which reads: “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”
Our thought for today is that when we pray to God, He is eager to help us and answer our prayers.
Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Martin Luther. He said, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.”
Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled PRAY FOR GOD’S PEOPLE TO REPENT AND USHER IN A SPIRIT OF REVIVAL IN OUR NATION from J. Gordon Henry:
The key to bringing healing to a nation is in the hands of God’s people. Therefore, we should direct our prayers that spiritual awakening and renewal will come to believers. Pray for conviction to come — which is the work of the Holy Spirit as He takes the Word of God and applies it. Pray that God’s people will get into the Word and let God speak through His Word.
One major barrier to spiritual awakening is that few believers pay attention to the Word of God; most grossly ignore the Word. Pray that God’s people will repent (change their minds about sin) and confess their specific sins by agreeing with God and saying the same thing about them that He says. Pray that God’s people will be clean before Him — which will place them in a position of spiritual revival. GETTING BACK TO THE BIBLE IS A MUST FOR GOD’S PEOPLE!
Our prayer motivator verse for today is 1 John 5:14, which reads: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.”
Our thought for today is that praying to God is the most we can do in any situation.
Our prayer motivator quote for today is from A.J. Gordon. He said, “You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.”
Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled THE SEVEN STAGES A NATION GOES THROUGH THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION BY GOD from J. Gordon Henry:
In the book, “America: To Pray or Not to Pray”, author David Barton has postulated seven stages a nation goes through leading to eventual destruction by God. In the first stage, God convicts His people of their sins. Second, He warns them of sins. Third, He applies remedial judgment of sins committed. In the fourth stage, God withdraws His presence. In the fifth stage, He takes away the wall of protection and allows disasters to come upon His people. In the sixth stage, He gives His people over to sin, failure, and depravity. In the seventh stage, He destroys His people. Barton, believes America is in the fifth stage.
Decadence, crime, violence, the recent onslaught of natural disasters, and an ecological system that is failing are signs God has turned His back on America as a nation. There is abundant evidence that God removed His wall of protection away from America sometime around 1963 when our Supreme Court ruled that prayer and Bible reading have no place in the schools.
What will turn the tide? II Chronicles 7:14 is the text that tells us. It is spoken to Christians — “My people called by My Name” (which happened to believers at Antioch, Syria when they were called Christians first in Acts 11:26). There is an “If…Then” arrangement. God says to Christians “if” you do these things, “then” here is what I will do. Under “IF,” He lists four things: (1) become humble which means dependence upon God–not ourselves or anyone else; (2) pray which means to ask in the sense of God’s hand to move; (3) seek His face for worship; and (4) turn from sin. Under “THEN”, He lists what He will do: (1) He will hear from Heaven—which is headquarters where all the resources that will ever be needed are in stock; (2) He will lift and remove the heavy load; and (3) He will heal the land. This is what will turn the tide for America or for any nation.
Remember that INTERCESSORS are literally “go-betweens”—standing between God and someone else or some circumstance. We need INTERCESSORS for America. Many of you are already intercessors and others want to become intercessors for our land. The assumption is that you will be on praying ground by having all sin confessed and forsaken and you are yielded to the Holy Spirit with Him in control—which is what Spirit-filled means. No believer can help turn our nation back to God unless he is clean before God. I would encourage you to get on your knees and ask God to make you a person He can use.
+ Plus, listen to Dorothy Norwood singing “It’s Praying Time”
Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 10:17, which reads: “LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.”
Our thought for today is that prayer should be a purposeful, meaningful matter in our lives.
Our prayer motivator quote for today is from E.M. Bounds. He said, “It is necessary to iterate and reiterate that prayer, as a mere habit, as a performance gone through by routine or in a professional way, is a dead and rotten thing.”
Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled WITHOUT THE PRAYER WORK BEING DONE, EVANGELISM WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE from J. Gordon Henry:
One very practical approach in praying for the lost is to choose five unsaved persons represented by the five fingers of your left hand and another five who will be represented by the fingers of your right hand. Pray for these every day following the ideas that we discussed in previous broadcasts. When one gets saved, replace that person with someone else. Know that it is the will of God that each of these persons be saved. Pray against Satan, to the Saviour, and for the saints.
It is sad to note that there are saved people living with unsaved people under the same roof — often members of the same family and no one is praying for those lost people. Remember that if you are not praying for your children and grandchildren, no one else is. If you have lost your burden because of the pressures all around you and the pull of this earth, take this matter directly to the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. He will deal with it and make things different.
The work most needed is prayer work. Unless the prayer work is done, evangelism will make little difference. In fact, it is safe to conclude that it is possible to contact face to face every individual in a county or city with a gospel witness and see nothing happen if the prayer work is not done. MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT CLEARLY TEACH EACH OF US THE NEEDED TRUTHS WHICH WILL RESULT IN OUR GIVING MUCH TIME TO PRAY FOR THE LOST!
+ Plus, listen to CeCe Winans singing “Anybody Wanna Pray?”