The Prayer Motivator Minute #565

Unarine Ramaru said, “Pray for change in your heart and not your circumstance, and you will see what will happen.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 5:2-3 which reads: “Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Andrew Murray. He said, “The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.”

The Prayer Motivator Minute #559

Chuck Swindoll said, “Goals not bathed in prayer or brought in humility before the Lord turn out to be downright useless. They don’t go anywhere. They don’t accomplish anything.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Proverbs 28:9 which says: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Andrew Murray. He said, “If there is one thought with regard to the Church of Christ, which at times comes to me with overwhelming sorrow; if there is one thought in regard to my own life of which I am ashamed; if there is one thought of which I feel that the Church of Christ has not accepted it and not grasped it; if there is one thought which makes me pray to God: ‘Oh, teach us by Thy grace, new things’—it is the wonderful power that prayer is meant to have in the kingdom. And that is the law of the kingdom—the King upon the throne, the servants upon the footstool.”

Andrew Murray: “Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God’s forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #546)

Andrew Murray said, “Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God’s forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 35:13 which reads: “But as for me, when they [my enemies] were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Brother Lawrence. He said: “He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time to time, a little act of adoration, sometimes to ask for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, at other times to thank Him for the graces, past and present, He has bestowed on you, in the midst of your troubles to take solace in Him as often as you can. Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”

Persistence in Prayer, Part 7 (TPMD Bus 2 – #586)

TODAY’S POEM: “Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright” by James Montgomery

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is II Kings 6:17 which reads: “And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Andrew Murray. He said, “Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: God wants to hear from you every day and throughout the day. That is why He commanded us in His Word to “pray without ceasing.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER” part 6 from the book, “Purpose in Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

“Whether we like it or not,” said Mr. Spurgeon, “asking is the rule of the kingdom.” “Ask, and ye shall receive.” It is a rule that never will be altered in anybody’s case. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the. elder brother of the family, but God has not relaxed the rule for Him. Remember this text: Jehovah says to His own Son, “Ask of Me, and I will give Thee the heaven for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.” If the Royal and Divine Son of God cannot be exempted from the rule of asking that He may have, you and I cannot expect the rule to be relaxed in our favour. Why should it be? What reason can be pleaded why we should be exempted from prayer? What argument can there be why we should be deprived of the privilege and delivered from the necessity of supplication? I can see none: can you? God will bless Elijah and send rain on Israel, but Elijah must pray for it. If the chosen nation is to prosper, Samuel must plead for it. If the Jews are to be delivered, Daniel must intercede. God will bless Paul, and the nations shall be converted through him, but Paul must pray. Pray he did without ceasing; his epistles show that he expected nothing except by asking for it. If you may have everything by asking, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is, and I beseech you to abound in it.”

MUSICAL SELECTION: “Praying for You” by The Katinas

E.M. Bounds: “God delights to have us pray.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #517)

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E.M. Bounds said, “God delights to have us pray.”

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:36 which says: “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Andrew Murray. He said, “Let us think of the need of souls, of all the sins among God’s people, of the lack of power in so much of the preaching, and begin to cry, ‘Wilt thou not revive us again; that thy people may rejoice in thee?” And let us have this truth lodged deep in our hearts; every revival comes, as Pentecost came, as the fruit of united, continued prayer.”

Andrew Murray: “Time alone with the Lord Jesus each day is the indispensable condition of growth and power.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #459)

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VERSE: Mark 11:15-17: “And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

QUOTE: “If you find a reluctancy to go into the presence of God, there may be unconfessed, unrepented sin in your life. Part of your quiet time is to get your heart clean and pure. Each of us needs to take ourselves by the nap of our necks and confess and repent before we come into God’s holy presence to fellowship.” –Adrian Rogers

Andrew Murray said: “Abiding fully means praying much.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #406)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:41 which says: “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 E.M. Bounds. He said, “Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying. Practice in this, as well as in all other trades, makes perfect.”