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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 22 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #433)

14 Dec
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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 14:23 which reads: “And when he [Jesus] had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone”

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

From Christ’s retirement hereupon, He went up into a mountain apart to pray. We observe here, That he was alone; he went apart into a solitary place, and was there all alone. Though he had so much work to do with others, yet he chose sometimes to be alone, to set us an example. Those are not Christ’s followers that do not care for being alone; that cannot enjoy themselves in solitude, when they have none else to converse with, none else to enjoy, but God and their own hearts.

My personal encouragement to you today is this: Our world is changing in sometimes surprising and very destructive ways. Unless we, the people of God, stand together and form a firewall of intercessory prayer in our society, not only will God’s judgment destroy our country and our world, but our country and the world will begin to destroy itself from the inside out.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Gordon B. Hinckley. He said: “Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 22 of our series titled “HINDRANCES TO PRAYER” from Dr. John R. Rice.

When the wicked jailer at Philippi came trembling to lead Paul and Silas out of the wrecked jail following the midnight earthquake, he was wonderfully saved by simply believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. And the same night, with scarcelyan hour gone by, we suppose, he saw every member of his own family wonderfully converted. Do you know why? It was not simply because he was saved. Some of you who read this have been saved 10, 20, 30 years. Yet you wives cannot win your own husbands. You parents cannot win your own children. But that poor, wicked jailer won every person in his household before morning — that same night. And I will tell you how he did it.

First, he took Paul and Silas the same hour of the night and washed their stripes and then was baptized. It was a wholesale turning of his life over to God in public profession and declaration.

+ Plus, listen to Deitrick Haddon singing “Prayer Changes Things”

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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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