The Prayer Motivator Minute #685

Someone said: “Lord, help me live from day to day in such a self-forgetful way that even when I kneel to pray my prayer will be for others.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:41, which reads: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from O. Hallesby. He said, “The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience.”


The Prayer Motivator Minute #684

Gordon Lewis and Bruce Demarest said: “Although prayer that asks God to act contrary to His nature or unconditional purposes is of no avail, our petitions in other matters have great and eternal significance.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Romans 8:15 which reads: “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Robert Velarde. He said: “Prayer is for our benefit, not God’s. We need a relationship with God, available to us through Jesus Christ and engaged primarily through prayer, because we were made to function best when we are in a proper relationship with our Creator.”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #683

Someone said: “Prayer is not the only thing we do – just the first thing we do.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Philippians 4:6 which reads: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Leonard Ravenhill. He said: “A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #682

Jim Cymbala said: “The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Jeremiah 33:3 which reads: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from C.H. Spurgeon. He said: “The leader who neglects to pray much must be very careless about his ministry. He cannot have comprehended his calling. He cannot have computed the value of a soul, or estimated the meaning of eternity. He must be a mere official, tempted into a pulpit because the piece of bread which belongs to the priest’s office is very necessary to him, or a detestable hypocrite who loves the praise of men, and cares not for the praise of God. He will surely become a mere superficial talker, best approved where grace is least valued and a vain show most admired. He cannot be one of those who plough deep and reap abundant harvests. He is a mere loiterer, not a laborer. As a leader he has a name to live and is dead. He limps in his life like the lame man in the Proverbs, whose legs were not equal, for his praying is shorter than his preaching.”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #681

Mike Romberger said: “God’s house is to be a HOUSE OF PRAYER…a place to seek after and encounter Almighty God. Not a house of preaching. Not a house of worship. Not a house of children’s or youth ministry. Not a house of men’s or women’s ministry. A HOUSE OF PRAYER.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 27:8 which says: “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Sandy Mason. He said: “I believe the greatest indictment on our generation of pastors and Christian leaders is the loss of confidence in calling our people to regular times of corporate prayer. The consequence is a church and leadership that have put their confidence in the wisdom of men, not the promise of God. God is too slow for our taste. It is easier to find the right talent, the right music or program, and give the people what they THINK they need rather than wait on God for what they REALLY need… Him!”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #680

William Culbertson said: “Keep praying, but be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your prayers!”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is 2 Chronicles 7:14 which reads: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Charles Spurgeon. He said: “The minister who does not earnestly pray over his work must surely be a vain and conceited man. He acts as if he thought himself sufficient of himself, and therefore needed not to appeal to God. Yet what a baseless pride to conceive that our preaching can ever be in itself so powerful that it can turn men from their sins, and bring them to God without the working of the Holy Ghost. If we are truly humble-minded we shall not venture down to the fight until the Lord of Hosts has clothed us with all power, and said to us, ‘Go in this thy might.'”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #679

J. Edwin Orr said: “History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Luke 2:36-37 which reads: “And there was one Anna, a prophetess… And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from an Unknown Author He said: “Two elder’s wives sat mending their husbands’ pants. One of them said to the other, ‘Poor John, he is so discouraged by his church work. Just the other day, he said that he was considering resigning. It seems like nothing ever goes right for him.’ The other wife replied, ‘That’s too bad. My husband was saying exactly the opposite. He’s been feeling so inspired lately, it seems like he’s closer to the Lord than ever.’ A heavy silence filled the room as the women continued mending the pants – one the seat and the other the knees.”