Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 6:9-13 which reads: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
Allow me to share with you some important insights regarding this passage from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
Praise is the work and happiness of heaven; and all that would go to heaven hereafter, must begin their heaven now. Observe, how full this doxology is, The kingdom, and the power, and the glory, it is all thine. It becomes us to be copious in praising God. A true saint never thinks he can speak honourably enough of God: here there should be a gracious fluency, and this for ever. Ascribing glory to God for ever, intimates an acknowledgement, that it is eternally due, and an earnest desire to be eternally doing it, with angels and saints above.
We will discuss this passage further in the next broadcast.
My personal encouragement to you today is this: Dedicated prayer with your family will be the most difficult thing you will do in your life, and the devil will fight against you on this like nothing else. But prayer is a fight you must win for the glory of God and for your family. Men, as I Corinthians 16:13 says, “Quit yourself like a man” and lead your family into victorious spiritual warfare!
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Charles G. Finney. He said: “It is only those that live and walk with God whose prayers are of any avail to themselves, to the church, or to the world. Only those whose conscience does not condemn them, and who live in a state of conscious acceptance with God. They can pray. According to the Bible, they receive whatever they ask, because they keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 3 of our series titled “MIRACLES TODAY CONTINUED” from Dr. John R. Rice.
The Saviour did not do His miracles to prove His deity. When Jesus healed two blind men, in Matthew 9:30, He “straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.” Again in Matthew 16:20, He charged His disciples, “that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.” To the Mount of Transfiguration He took only three disciples and warned them not to tell of the miracle there. When He healed the daughter of Jairus, in Luke 8:51-56, “he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden,” and then “he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.”
It is generally believed that miracles came only in rare and isolated cases, and in some sense that was true. But certain kinds of miracles continued throughout the Bible times almost without interruption, we believe.
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