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The Limitless Possibilities of Prayer, Part 6 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #348)

13 Jul

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 69:13 which reads: “But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.”

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

By praying, David gained a gracious audience given to his complaints, the cry of his affliction, and the desire of his heart. Hear me, and again, Hear me, O Lord!, Hear me speedily, not only hear what I say, but grant what I ask. He pleads God’s mercy and truth: In the multitude of thy mercy hear me. There is mercy in God, a multitude of mercies, all kinds of mercy, inexhaustible mercy, mercy enough for all, enough for each; and hence we must take our encouragement in praying. The truth also of his salvation (the truth of all those promises of salvation which he has made to those that trust in him) is a further encouragement. He repeats his argument taken from the mercy of God: “Hear me, for thy lovingkindness of good. It is so in itself; it is rich and plentiful and abundant. It is so in the account of all the saints; it is very precious to them, it is their life, their joy, their all. O let me have the benefit of it!

My personal encouragement today is this: Here are three more benefits that I have personally received from prayer to God, and that I know you can receive as well. (1) Prayer to God will make money come to you when you need it most. (2) Prayer to God will make things happen for you, right in the nick of time. And (3) Prayer to God will give you a great night of sleep.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Kent and Barbara Hughes. He said: “It is a mistake to imagine that prayers must be long in order to be effective and pleasing to God. Martin Luther said: “Look to it that you do not try to do all of it, do not try to do too much, lest your spirit grow weary. Besides a good prayer mustn’t be too long. Do not draw it out. Prayer ought to be frequent and fervent.” It is far better to have ten minutes of concentrated prayer than an hour in which one’s mind wanders from Jerusalem to Timbuktu. A legalistic commitment to duration will inevitable torpedo your prayer life.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 6 of a new series titled “THE LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES OF PRAYER” from Dr. John R. Rice.

Psalm 81:10 states, “I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

This Scripture was a favorite of George Muller, the modern apostle of prayer who received and dispersed over seven million dollars for the Lord’s work without ever asking a man for a penny. One by one he prayed into existence the orphan houses at Ashley Downs, Bristol, England, to care for more than 2,000 orphan children. Day by day their food and clothes–all their needs–were met in answer to the prayers of this man of God. By prayer alone he supported hundreds of missionaries, printed multiplied millions of tracts, circulated a multitude of copies of the Word of God. George Muller opened his mouth wide and God proved Himself by filling it so often and answering particular prayers so definitely that Muller came to believe he could ask for one million dollars with as much assurance of an answer as when once he would ask for a pound (about $5.00).

Will you, too, open your mouth wide and let God fill it with mighty things?

+ Plus, listen to The Katinas singing “Praying for You”

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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