Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Luke 6:12 which reads: “And it came to pass in those days, that he [Jesus] went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”
My personal encouragement today is this: Prayer is a time saver. If you pray before doing anything at all, you will find that you can get it done faster and better than if you had not prayed.
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jim Cymbala. He said: “In too many churches today, people don’t see manifestations of God’s power in answer to fervent praying. Instead, they hear arguments about theological issues that few people care about.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 46 of our series titled “THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS” from Dr. John R. Rice.
Fourth, leave off the formalities and let prayer be simply talking with God. Every Christian many times a day should stop and say, “Lord, I did wrong in that. Forgive me!” or, “Lord, help me to know what to say to this man.” Connect prayer with every detail of your life. Hallesby, in his great book on prayer, says that we ought to pray about everyone we meet. Leave off the forms of set prayers and get accustomed to talking to God as simply as a little child talks to his mother or as a wife talks to her husband.
In our next broadcast, we will be switching to another book on prayer by E.M. Bounds for several days and after that we will come back to the few remaining sections of John R. Rice’s book until completion.