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Prayer Motivator Minute #867 (National Day of Prayer 2017 Special)

Prayer Motivator Minute #867 (National Day of Prayer 2017 Special)
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

E.M. Bounds said, “When we calmly reflect upon the fact that the progress of our Lord’s Kingdom is dependent upon prayer, it is sad to think that we give so little time to the holy exercise.”

This is Daniel Whyte III with the Prayer Motivator Minute #867 here to remind you that there is still great power in prayer to God Almighty in the holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from an Unknown Author. He said, “No blessing of the Christian life becomes continually possessed unless we’re men and women of regular, daily, unhurried secret lingerings in prayer.”


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

 
 

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Prayer for the Sick is Appropriate for Today as it Was In Biblical Times, Part 2 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #164)

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #164

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Ephesians 6:18 which reads: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Samuel Chadwick He said: “There is no power like that of prevailing prayer, of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood. Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is the cost of passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 2 of our series titled “PRAYER FOR THE SICK IS APPROPRIATE FOR TODAY AS IT WAS IN BIBLICAL TIMES” from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said…

Some ultra-dispensationalists say that the book of James was primarily to Jewish believers and not to Gentile Christians. Even the Scofield Reference Bible has a subhead before Hebrews, James, I and II Peter and Jude, calling them “the Jewish-Christian Epistles,” as if they were essentially different from the rest of the New Testament. But this is not true. It is true that James addresses his epistle “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad.” But that was when the only Christians scattered abroad were Jewish Christians. James was probably the first epistle written in the New Testament and was written to all those who were Christians. But it is also true that the book of Galatians was addressed “unto the churches of Galatia,” and that Romans was addressed “to all that be at Rome.” And no one doubts that they are messages for us, the spiritual successors of the Christians in that day.

But fortunately we do not have to guess as to whom the Holy Spirit meant to address in these writings. Notice in James 5:14 that it is elders who are to be called to pray, not a rabbi; elders of the church, and not rulers of the synagogue. This is a message to Christians in churches, and not to Jews in synagogues. And notice particularly James 5:3, “Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.”

James, chapter 5, is fitting for the last days. Verse 7 says, “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord,” This epistle of James, the last chapter particularly, is fitted for the days just preceding the Lord’s return.

Again in verse 8 we are told, “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

And again, verse 9 in this same fifth chapter of James says, “Behold, the judge standeth before the door.”

So in this chapter, at least four times, the last days and the second coming of Christ are mentioned. It could not be clearer than it is, that the Lord meant these blessed commands and promises about praying for the healing of the sick to be claimed in these last days, when the coming of the Lord draws nigh, and when the Judge stands at the door. Do not let anyone take away from you the book of James — it belongs to Christians of this age.

+ Plus, listen to Jessy Dixon singing “I Know What Prayer Can Do”

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Prayer for the Sick is Appropriate for Today as it Was In Biblical Times, Part 1 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #163)

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #163

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 4:1 which reads: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Robert Murray M’Cheyne. He said, “I ought to pray before seeing anyone…Christ arose before day and went into a solitary place. David says: ‘Early will I seek thee’…I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 1 of our series titled “PRAYER FOR THE SICK IS APPROPRIATE FOR TODAY AS IT WAS IN BIBLICAL TIMES” from Dr. John R. Rice.

+ Plus, listen to CeCe Winans singing “Anybody Wanna Pray”

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Prayers People Prayed in the Bible Back Up the Truth that Prayer is Getting Down to the Business of Asking (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #126)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:36 which reads: “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 Jack Hayford. He said, “You and I can help decide which of these two things – blessing or cursing – happens on earth.We will determine whether God’s goodness is released toward specific situations or whether the power of sin and Satan is permitted to prevail. Prayer is the determining factor….If we don’t, He won’t.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled PRAYERS PEOPLE PRAYED IN THE BIBLE BACKS UP THE TRUTH THAT PRAYER IS GETTING DOWN TO THE BUSINESS OF ASKING from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said…

Consider the Lord’s Prayer, the model prayer, which Jesus gave us in Matthew 6:9-13. The Saviour said to us: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name,” which is a reverential approach to God. And then follows a series of requests or five things that Jesus tells us to ask God for:

1. “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” This is a prayer for the second coming, a request that Jesus may come quickly, and that He soon will reign on the earth and put down all of His enemies. It is the prayer that John the beloved prayed by divine inspiration in Revelation 22:20: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

2. “Give us this day our daily bread.”

3. “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”

4. “And lead us not into temptation.”

5. “But deliver us from evil.”

And then follows a very short prayer closing, which is a very simple argument as to why our heavenly Father can give us these things and should do it: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

Much of the Lord’s Prayer is asking, all the way. We are plainly commanded to pray like this daily. When the Bible speaks of prayer, it always means asking.

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus gave examples of prayer. He said prayer is like a man knocking at a door and saying, “Friend, lend me three loaves.” It is like a widow before a judge, saying, “Avenge me of mine adversary.” It is like a son asking for bread or a fish or an egg from a father. According to Jesus, prayer is a very simple business; and anybody who can ask for things can pray.

So when God invites us to pray He invites us to ask things of Him.

+ Plus, listen to The Katinas singing “Praying for You”

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #126

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Answered Prayer is the Only Unanswerable Argument Against Skepticism, Unbelief, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Infidelity (Part 3) (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #119)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God for today is James 4:8 which reads: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Samuel Chadwick. He said, “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is part 3 of yesterday’s broadcast titled ANSWERED PRAYER IS THE ONLY UNANSWERABLE ARGUMENT AGAINST SKEPTICISM, UNBELIEF, MODERNISM, POST-MODERNISM AND INFIDELITY – Part 3 – from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said…

Acts 13:6-12 is the story of how Sergius Paulus, a deputy of the island of Cyprus, was wonderfully converted when he saw the answer to Paul’s prayer (the prayer is implied but not given), for the blinding of Elymas the sorcerer. Verse 12 says, “Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.”

We had as well face this question squarely. When the churches of our land again see the startling conversions of drunkards and harlots, with lives transformed, then sinners will come to church and will listen respectfully to the Word of God. And when God’s people pray for and get the healing of the sick, get rain when they need it, get jobs, get daily bread, get revivals, all in answer to prayer, then modernism and atheism will lose their hold on the minds of the mass of people in America, and even the unconverted will believe that there is a miracle-working God who answers prayer.

We ought to pray and have our prayers answered as the definite, powerful antidote for unbelief, the only unanswerable argument against atheism and infidelity.

It is not always God’s will to heal the sick. It was not always His will to heal the sick in Bible times. But He healed the sick often enough to prove that He was the prayer-hearing God. God did not save every sinner under the ministry of Paul, and He will not save every sinner under the ministry of anybody else. But God was willing to save the most outrageous sinners, and in Bible times He did save them by His wonderful stretched-out hand in such fashion as to convince the gainsayers. And God will do the same today and prove His power the same today if we trust Him.

Even in Bible times, miracles were never a common thing, a play thing of the careless and a reward of the curious. No, no! Miracles in physical matters were always rare and were given only as they could honor the Lord. But God gave faith for them often enough to prove tha He is the miracle-working, prayer-hearing and prayer-answering God. And He will do the same today for those who diligently seek Him and give Him a chance to prove Himself.

Bu this does not apply to physical miracles. God proves Himself abundantly by saving the souls of those for whom we pray, by giving revivals, by providing for daily needs, by giving peace, by giving wisdom to meet daily problems, by giving fullness of joy and the power of the Holy Spirit. We should pray, then, because answered prayer proves there is a prayer-hearing God. It is the positive antidote for doubt and skepticism, unbelief or even atheism.

+ Plus, listen to Brian Free singing “A Praying Man”

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #119

 
 

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Answered Prayer is the Only Unanswerable Argument Against Skepticism, Unbelief, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Infidelity (Part 2)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God for 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 for today is from C.H. Spurgeon. He said, “True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is part 2 of our last broadcast titled PRAYER IS THE ONLY UNANSWERABLE ARGUMENT AGAINST SKEPTICISM, UNBELIEF, MODERNISM, POST-MODERNISM AND INFIDELITY – Part 2 – from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said…

Until God’s people can have definite, remarkable, provable answers to prayer, then we had as well expect that our young people will grow up doubting that there is a miracle-working, prayer-hearing, and prayer-answering God. The remedy for unbelief is that God’s people will pray and have their prayers answered.

All your arguments against modernism, evolution, and atheism, will fall on deaf ears if along with your argument you cannot give some definite proof in answered prayer. If Christianity is the true religion and if God be a miracle-working, prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God, then the unsaved world has a right to demand that we prove it by having our prayers answered.

How doubts would flee away if we should begin to pray boldly and definitely and expect God to give concrete and specific answers to our prayers day by day! Notice the power of the argument of Gideon in Judges 6:12-13: “And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.”

With good reason, Gideon answered back to the angel of the Lord and said, “If the Lord be with us, why is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?” Gideon felt with reason that if God was with him, he must have the evidence that God would show Himself and prove Himself by answered, definite, concrete manifestations of his power, in answer to prayer. And God did not scorn the plea of Gideon. God did not say, as so many of our beloved but powerless Bible teachers today say, that miracles are all for the past and not for the present. Rather, God was delighted that Gideon demanded evidence of His power. God showed the miracle of fire to consume the offering Gideon brought; He made the fleece first dry and then wet, answering Gideon’s prayer. God is perfectly willing to prove that He is the prayer-hearing and the prayer-answering God. And that is the only real remedy for unbelief and atheism.

In Egypt, after God had done for Moses what they could not do with all their enchantment, Exodus 8:19 tells us, “Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God.” A definite answer to prayer convinced these godless, heathen magicians.

God answered Daniel’s prayer and revealed to him the dream of Nebuchadnezzar; then Nebuchadnezzar was convinced and fell on his face, and he said in Daniel 2:47, “Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.”

Later God revealed to Daniel the other dream of Nebuchadnezzar in chapter 4, foretelling how the king would live as a beast for seven years. And when the king recovered from his insanity and returned to his throne and glory, the Scriptures indicate that he was truly converted to God. Answered prayer is a cure for unbelief.

+ Plus, listen to Steven Curtis Chapman singing “Let Us Pray”

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #118

 
 

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Prayer is the Only Unanswerable Argument Against Skepticism, Unbelief, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Infidelity (Part 1) (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #117)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God for today is Daniel 9:18 which reads: “O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from a man known as the Kneeling Christian. He said, “The secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled PRAYER IS THE ONLY UNANSWERABLE ARGUMENT AGAINST SKEPTICISM, UNBELIEF, MODERNISM, POST-MODERNISM AND INFIDELITY – Part 1 – from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said…

“Without faith it is impossible to please him,” says Hebrews 11:6. And what is faith? “For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Thus Hebrews 11:6 tells us that no one can come to God unless he believes that God answers prayer. And what is the answer, then, to infidelity and atheism and modernism? How can we convince those who do not believe in our God? Why, by having our prayers answered, by having such unmistakable answers to prayer as to prove that there is a prayer-answering and prayer-hearing God! The way to answer infidelity is to let God prove Himself by answering prayers.

Argument is sometimes necessary. The Bible proves itself the Word of God. All nature declares there is a God. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” There are many, many evidences that there is a God who answers prayer. But the only absolutely unanswerable evidence is answered prayer itself. I can know there is a God who answers prayer if I see the answers to prayer so unmistakably that I cannot doubt.

Thus at Mount Carmel, Elijah gathered the people of Israel together to prove to them that the Lord was the true God and that the idol Baal was no God who could see or hear or help. When the 450 prophets of Baal cried in vain to their god and he could not answer by fire from Heaven, Elijah built an altar, laid thereon the wood and the bullock, put no fire under, and poured over it 12 barrels of water; and then he prayed that God would send fire from Heaven in the sight of all the people to burn up the sacrifice and prove that He was God. Elijah’s prayer was this in 1 Kings 18:36-37, “And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.”

Analyze that prayer carefully, and you will see it is a plea that God will prove Himself God by answering prayer. And when the answer should come it would not only prove God is the true God, but it would prove that Elijah was His servant and that Elijah’s message was from God.

And so the answer came. 1 Kings 18:38 tells us, “Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.” And what was the result? What did this answer of prayer do to the infidelity of the people? Verse 39 tells us, “When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.”

A visible, definite answer of prayer, in a moment of time, did away with all infidelity of the people, and the whole nation fell on their faces saying, “The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God!” We ought to pray, then, because God’s answer to prayer is proof that can put to rout all the modernism and unbelief.

+ Plus, listen to Lecrae singing “Praying for You”

MP3 Download Link: The Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #117

 
 

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