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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is philippians 4:19 which reads: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Our prayer motivator quote today is from William Carey. He said: “Prayer—secret, fervent, believing prayer—lies at the root of all personal godliness.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 3 of our series titled “ASSURANCE IN PRAYER” from Dr. John R. Rice.
How strange it is that some people learn only the letter of the Bible and never get the Spirit’s message.
John R. Rice tells the following story: Several years ago a good man sold Bibles in a revival campaign I conducted. He had read the Bible through each year for 22 years, he told me, and at that time was reading the New Testament through each month. I feel sure he was a sincere, good man. Yet he told me he had not yet decided about whether a saved person already possessed everlasting life so that he could never be lost, or not. And when we spoke of the second coming of Christ, he was not sure whether he was a premillennialist or not; and he thought perhaps one must be baptized to be saved. He had read the Bible many, many times, but got only the letter.
So the Scripture never indicates that reading the Bible is enough for a Christian. If you would know the will of God so you can pray in His will, with confidence in getting an answer, you must have the Word abiding in your heart.
Psalm 1:2-3 says about the blessed man: “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
And is not that as blessed a promise as a Christian could ask? It is really a prayer promise; it is almost the same as saying that one who meditates day and night in the Bible will have everything he asks for; that God will prosper everything he does, give him everything he wants. That could only be because he so earnestly seeks with the heart to know the will of God that all his prayers are according to God’s will and God can safely trust him with anything he wants!
+ Plus, listen to Lecrae singing “Praying for You”