PODCAST: The Preacher’s Cry – Pray For Us, Part 2 (Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #802 with Daniel Whyte III)

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Welcome to the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #801. This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. The simple purpose of this podcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to Just Pray. This podcast is not necessarily for people who already know the secret and power of prayer and who actually practice genuine prayer on a regular basis, rather it is for those who may find it difficult to pray or for people who claim they do not have time to pray. I am convinced that most Christian people do not need to learn how to pray; they need to Just Pray! If I can get you to just pray, all sorts of wonderful things will begin to happen for you, your family, and whatever God has called you to do. We do not pray based upon our subjective feelings, we pray based upon objective facts in the Word of God.

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Mark 14:32-36 which reads: “And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.”

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this passage from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

[Jesus] ordered his disciples to keep with him, not because he needed their help, but because he would have them to look upon him and receive instruction; he said to them, Tarry ye here and watch. He had said to the other disciples nothing but, Sit ye here (v. 32); but these three [Peter, James, and John] he bids to tarry and watch, as expecting more from them than from the rest. He addressed himself to God by prayer (v. 35); He fell on the ground, and prayed. It was but a little before this, that in prayer he lifted up his eyes (Jn. 17:1 ); but here, being in an agony, he fell upon his face, accommodating himself to his present humiliation, and teaching us thus to abase ourselves before God; it becomes us to be low, when we come into the presence of the Most High. 1. As Man, he deprecated his sufferings, that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him (v. 35); “This short, but sharp affliction, that which I am now this hour to enter upon, let man’s salvation be, if possible, accomplished without it.’’ We have his very words (v. 36), Abba, Father. The Syriac word is here retained, which Christ used, and which signifies Father, to intimate what an emphasis our Lord Jesus, in his sorrows, laid upon it, and would have us to lay. It is with an eye to this, that St. Paul retains this word, putting it into the mouths of all that have the Spirit of adoption; they are taught to cry, Abba, Father, Rom. 8:15 ; Gal. 4:6 . Father, all things are possible to thee. Note, Even that which we cannot expect to be done for us, we ought yet to believe that God is able to do: and when we submit to his will, and refer ourselves to his wisdom and mercy, it must be with a believing acknowledgment of his power, that all things are possible to him. 2. As Mediator, he acquiesced in the will of God concerning them; “Nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. I know the matter is settled, and cannot be altered, I must suffer and die, and I bid it welcome.’’

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Dr. Ralph F. Wilson. He said, “When you can observe a person under pressure, you learn a great deal about him or her. The disciples had the privilege of observing Jesus near the breaking point of intense pressure. Isn’t it wonderful that at this point, Jesus’ assured address is simply, “Father”? Mark’s Gospel includes the more intimate Aramaic word, “Abba.” When you and I are desperate before someone who can change our situation, we are tempted to grovel. We employ the official language used to herald monarchs — trumpets blowing, citizens bowing: “Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.” But Jesus is Son of God, King of kings, Lord of lords, Only Begotten, Suffering Servant, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Bright and Morning Star, Alpha and Omega, Lamb of God — Jesus has nothing to prove. “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped….” (Philippians 2:6-8). When he prays, he calls him simply “Father,” and invites you and me to do the same (Luke 11:12). There is something wonderfully comforting about the immense privilege of calling God “Father.” He is our Father when our whole world is awry, when we are at the point of death — and beyond. He is forever Father.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: Dedicated prayer with your family will be the most difficult thing you will do in your life, and the devil will fight against you on this like nothing else. But prayer is a fight you must win for the glory of God and for your family. Men, as I Corinthians 16:13 says, “Quit yourself like a man” and lead your family into victorious spiritual warfare!

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “THE PREACHER’S CRY—PRAY FOR US!” part 1 from the book, “The Weapon of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

E.M. Bounds goes on to say:

“That the true apostolic preacher must have the prayers of others—good people to give to his ministry its full quota of success, Paul is a preeminent example. He asks, he covets, he pleads in an impassionate way for the help of all God’s saints, He knew that in the spiritual realm as elsewhere, in union there is strength; that the consecration and aggregation of faith, desire, and prayer increased the volume of spiritual force until it became overwhelming and irresistible in its power. Units of prayer combined, like drops of water, make an ocean that defies resistance”—E. M. B.

How far does praying for the preacher help preaching? It helps him personally and officially. It helps him to maintain a righteous life, it helps him in preparing his message, and it helps the Word preached by him to run to its appointed goal, unhindered and unhampered.

A praying church creates a spiritual atmosphere most favourable to preaching. What preacher knowing anything of the real work of preaching doubts the veracity of this statement? The spirit of prayer in a congregation begets an atmosphere surcharged with the Spirit of the Highest, removes obstacles and gives the Word of the Lord right of way. The very attitude of such a congregation constitutes an environment most encouraging and favorable to preaching. It renders preaching an easy task; it enables the Word to run quickly and without friction, helped on by the warmth of souls engaged in prayer.

Men in the pew given to praying for the preacher, are like the poles which hold up the wires along which the electric current runs. They are not the power, neither are they the specific agents in making the Word of the Lord effective. But they hold up the wires, along which the divine power runs to the hearts of men. They give liberty to the preacher, exemption from being straitened, and keep him from “getting in the brush.” They make conditions favorable for the preaching of the Gospel. Preachers, not a few, who know God, have had large experience and are aware of the truth of these statements. Yet how hard have they found it to preach in some places! This was because they had no “door of utterance,” and were hampered in their delivery, there appearing no response whatever to their appeals. On the other hand, at other times, thought flowed easily, words came freely, and there was no failure in utterance. The preacher “had liberty,” as the old men used to declare.

Now, friend, it is time for us to pray…

Remember, the announcer will provide the information for you to send in your prayer request at the end of this broadcast.

Please join me in prayer……..

We pray collectively and individually for the following:
> 3 million people to come to know you as Saviour
> the revival of the church
> the healing of families
> the healing of this nation
> blessings and guidance for all pastors, church leaders, and missionaries
> Salvation, leadership, and wisdom for the president and for all governmental officials who run this country and all other countries.

Now, Lord, we pray for three people who have sent in prayer requests:

Name: Patience
please bless her with a new job

Name: Umesh
please bless his Zoom pastors seminar meeting on Oct. 26 and bless him with sponsors for the attendants

Name: Jensen
please destroy the works of satan in his life and give him abundant life, completely deliver him from all evil spirits and witchcraft, help him not to feel lonely; give him healing, health, prosperity and the Holy Spirit’s anointing in his mind, soul, body, and life; give him complete healing in his mind and thoughts; bless him with a good job, house, and a happy life filled with Your promises

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Holy Father God, we pray for the following people who have accepted you into their hearts. We pray, Lord, that you would confirm them in the faith and have them grow in the faith to become the Holy Spirit-filled Christians that you want them to be. We pray specifically for —-

Joyce
Linet
Josphine

Now, Lord we pray for the following people who have been saved for a while but who have recommitted their lives to You. We rejoice with them in this decision and pray that they will keep their commitments to you and be strengthened in the faith. We pray specifically for —-

Megan
Helena
Joy

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Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Until next time,

Remember, friend, Pray, Think, Do! God Bless You!

The Necessity for Praying Men, Part 4 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #750)

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Welcome to the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #750. This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. The simple purpose of this podcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to Just Pray. This podcast is not necessarily for people who already know the secret and power of prayer and who actually practice genuine prayer on a regular basis, rather it is for those who may find it difficult to pray or for people who claim they do not have time to pray. I am convinced that most Christian people do not need to learn how to pray; they need to Just Pray! If I can get you to just pray, all sorts of wonderful things will begin to happen for you, your family, and whatever God has called you to do. We do not pray based upon our subjective feelings, we pray based upon objective facts in the Word of God.

Continue reading “The Necessity for Praying Men, Part 4 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #750)”

The Necessity for Praying Men, Part 2 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #748)

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Welcome to the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #748. This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. The simple purpose of this podcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to Just Pray. This podcast is not necessarily for people who already know the secret and power of prayer and who actually practice genuine prayer on a regular basis, rather it is for those who may find it difficult to pray or for people who claim they do not have time to pray. I am convinced that most Christian people do not need to learn how to pray; they need to Just Pray! If I can get you to just pray, all sorts of wonderful things will begin to happen for you, your family, and whatever God has called you to do. We do not pray based upon our subjective feelings, we pray based upon objective facts in the Word of God.

Continue reading “The Necessity for Praying Men, Part 2 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #748)”

Prayer is Putting God to Work, Part 11 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #746)

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Welcome to the Prayer Motivator Devotional Broadcast #746. This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. The simple purpose of this podcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to Just Pray. This podcast is not necessarily for people who already know the secret and power of prayer and who actually practice genuine prayer on a regular basis, rather it is for those who may find it difficult to pray or for people who claim they do not have time to pray. I am convinced that most Christian people do not need to learn how to pray; they need to Just Pray! If I can get you to just pray, all sorts of wonderful things will begin to happen for you, your family, and whatever God has called you to do. We do not pray based upon our subjective feelings, we pray based upon objective facts in the Word of God.

Continue reading “Prayer is Putting God to Work, Part 11 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #746)”

Andrew Bonar: “God likes to see His people shut up to this, that there is no hope but in prayer. Herein lies the Church’s power against the world.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #516)

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Andrew Bonar said, “God likes to see His people shut up to this, that there is no hope but in prayer. Herein lies the Church’s power against the world.”

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 6:6 which reads: “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jim Cymbala. He said, “Prayer is the source of the Christian life…Otherwise, it’s like having a baby in your arms and dressing her up so cute—but she’s not breathing! Never mind the frilly clothes; stabilize the child’s vital signs…That’s why the great emphasis on teaching in today’s churches is producing such limited results. Teaching is good only where there’s life to be channeled. If the listeners are in a spiritual coma, what we’re telling them may be fine and orthodox, but unfortunately, spiritual life cannot be taught. Pastors and churches have to get uncomfortable enough to say, ‘We are not New Testament Christians if we don’t have a prayer life.’ This conviction makes us squirm a little, but how else will there be a breakthrough with God?”

God, Sex, and Prayer: Don’t Be So Heavenly-minded that You’re No Earthly Good, Part 3 (TPMD Bus 2 – #523)

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TODAY’S POEM: “How Precious We Are” (Author Unknown)

VERSE: 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 (Commentary from Matthew Henry’s Commentary)

QUOTE: “If we would pray aright, the first thing we should do is to see to it that we really get an audience with God, that we really get into His very presence. Before a word of petition is offered, we should have the definite consciousness that we are talking to God, and should believe that He is listening and is going to grant the thing that we ask of Him.” –R.A. Torrey

TOPIC: God, Sex, and Prayer: Don’t Be So Heavenly-minded that You’re No Earthly Good

Over the past 2 broadcasts, we have been discussing the topic of God, sex, and prayer. I am convinced that many Christian men and women have destroyed their marriages because they do not know how to live a balanced Christian life. Some Christian women, and even some men, believe it or not, who are testosterone challenged, destroy their marriages because they have this ridiculous idea that they cannot have a strong prayer life with God and still enjoy hot sex with their mate. They become more concerned with following their pastor in a prayer and fasting campaign than taking care of business at home. Some of these silly women become more dedicated to their pastor than they are to their husbands, and tragically, because they are not having sex with their husbands at home as they should be, they end up, after they have had their little prayer and fasting session, having sex with the pastor. And then, as James 1:14-15 says, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” And then you have a mess on your hands. Now, don’t get mad with me because you know I am telling you the truth. Don’t get mad with me and cut me off. The Apostle Paul asked in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” I don’t know about your situation. You just think I know about your situation because you are under conviction. In other words, they become so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly good.

Some people make the mistake of getting so spiritual and holy that they somehow cannot make the transition to get down and dirty when they need to, and they miss out on the joy and excitement of the act of marriage. (Sorry, folks, contrary to what some church leaders try to make you believe, there is nothing clean and pristine about sex if you’re going to do it right. This is why Christian brother, Charlie Shedd, wrote years ago, a whole chapter in his book on marriage, about “clean up” after sex. My dear brother, who I believe is one of the best Bible teachers in the world and certainly the best Christian writer, Tony Evans, wrote a book titled, “Sacred Sex”. I know what he is talking about, but the strong desires and feelings that I have have toward sex down through the years have been anything but sacred, and yet, believe it or not, I am still saved. I believe most men will agree with me on that, but I understand what my dear brother is saying.)

There are some husbands who for some reason, get in their minds that they cannot be the spiritual head of the home and at the same time take care of business in the bedroom at home. Praying to God and handling real life marriage and family issues is not an either/or proposition; it is a both/and situation.

Allow me to say here, beloved, that many people do not understand this, but I believe that people who are truly born again and who are spiritual, have the best sex in the world. My theory is, the reason for that is because a lot of the major issues and questions in the couple’s lives — spiritually, psychologically, and philosophically — on important subjects such as life, purpose, money, death, dealing with trouble, and the after life, have been resolved through Jesus Christ, their Saviour. So, with those things resolved, they can relax and enjoy the sex part of their lives. If you are married, you can really enjoy married life, including your prayer life, your spiritual life, sex and everything else that goes with it, that is, if you are not screwed up in your head about balance about such matters….

DEVOTIONAL: “Ask of Me (Part 2)” from E.M. Bounds

Pray, Think, Do! God Bless You!

MUSIC: “Prayin’ for You” by Lecrae

God, Sex, and Prayer: Don’t Be So Heavenly-minded that You’re No Earthly Good, Part 1 (TPMD Bus 2 – #521)

Thank you for joining us on Prayer Bus #2. As you might recall on August 13, 2013, we completed Broadcast #520 of the Prayer Motivator Devotional as well as John R. Rice’s entire book titled “Prayer: Asking and Receiving’. Since then, I have been taking a much needed break. And it is so good to be back with you today to encourage you to pray. We praise God and thank God for giving us the grace to do this broadcast and we thank all of you who went on the first prayer bus journey with us and we hope that you will receive a greater blessing and encouragement on this second prayer bus journey.

The simple purpose of this broadcast is to motivate, encourage, and exhort you to Just Pray. This radio broadcast is not necessarily for people who already know the secret and power of prayer and who actually practice genuine prayer on a regular basis, rather it is for those who may find it difficult to pray or for people who claim they do not have time to pray. I am convinced that most Christian people do not need to learn how to pray; they need to Just Pray! If I can get you to just pray, all sorts of wonderful things will begin to happen for you, your family, and whatever God has called you to do. We do not pray based upon our subjective feelings, we pray based upon objective facts in the Word of God. Continue reading “God, Sex, and Prayer: Don’t Be So Heavenly-minded that You’re No Earthly Good, Part 1 (TPMD Bus 2 – #521)”

The Resurgence of Worship and Prayer but Not Fasting (Fasting Edition #167)

Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from William Secker. He said: “By fasting, the body learns to obey the soul; by praying the soul learns to command the body.”

Our fasting devotional today is titled “THE RESURGENCE OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER BUT NOT FASTING” from John Piper, author of the bestselling book “A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer”.

There are three elements in Acts 13:1–3—worship, prayer, and fasting. In our day there has been a remarkable resurgence of worship and prayer. Tens of thousands of congregations around the world are experiencing more vibrant, freer, more engaging worship in the last 20 years. And the prayer movements around the world are unprecedented in number and scope. In my own state the Minnesota Prayer Coalition is unprecedented in pulling the body of Christ together to pray for the reviving of Christ’s church and the advance of his kingdom.

But there is not yet a comparable resurgence of the practice of fasting as there has been with worship and prayer. Bill Bright suggested that God may will that all three be in place and that the church be humbled and hungry with fasting before he blesses us as fully as he means to. It is remarkable how neglected this spiritual practice is.

C.H. Spurgeon said, “May God help me, if you cease to pray for me! Let me know the day, and I must cease to preach.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #269)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 116:2 which reads: “Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Walter J. Chantry. He said, “[Do pastors need to pray?] The glorious Sovereign conducts the affairs of His everlasting kingdom in the neighbourhood of the gates of hell, recruiting each new member of His body from Satan’s precinct. It is then inevitable that every preacher contends for truth and righteousness against principalities and powers of darkness.”

The Devil Would Rather You Wear Out Your Shoes Going to Church than Your Trousers Praying (Prayer Motivator Minute #78)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is James 4:2 which says: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Hudson Taylor. He said, “Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.”

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