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Praying With Purpose, Part 4 (TPMD Bus 2 – #598)

11 Nov

TODAY’S POEM: “Our Golden Years Prayer Warriors” by Margaret Cagle.

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is II Kings 20:1-5.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Charles H. Spurgeon. He said: “Revival begins by Christians getting right first and then spills over into the world.”

My personal encouragement for you 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 devotional today is titled “PRAYING WITH PURPOSE” part 4 from the book, “Purpose in Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

Paul, Luther, Wesley—what would these chosen ones of God be without the distinguishing and controlling element of prayer? They were leaders for God because mighty in prayer. They were not leaders because of brilliancy in thought, because exhaustless in resources, because of their magnificent culture or native endowment, but leaders because by the power of prayer they could command the power of God. Praying men means much more than men who say prayers; much more than men who pray by habit. It means men with whom prayer is a mighty force, an energy that moves heaven and pours untold treasures of good on earth.

Praying men are the safety of the Church from the materialism that is affecting all its plans and polity, and which is hardening the life-blood. The insinuation circulates as a secret, deadly poison that the Church is not so dependent on purely spiritual forces as it used to be—that changed times and changed conditions have brought it out of its spiritual straits and dependencies and put it where other forces can bear it to its climax. A fatal snare of this kind has allured the Church into worldly embraces, dazzled her leaders, weakened her foundations, and shorn her of much of her beauty and strength. Praying men are the saviours of the Church from this material tendency. They pour into it the original spiritual forces, lift it off the sand-bars of materialism, and press it out into the ocean depths of spiritual power. Praying men keep God in the Church in full force; keep His hand on the helm, and train the Church in its lessons of strength and trust.

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