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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 and Obedience, Part 3 (TPMD Bus 2 – #696)

POEM: “At All Times, Praise the Lord” by John S. Howson

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Jeremiah 7:16 which reads: “Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Darrell L. Guder. He said, “Prayer is not about getting what we want – the fulfillment of our will; it is about learning what God wants – the bending of our will to God’s will.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: Our world is changing in sometimes surprising and very destructive ways. Unless we, the people of God, stand together and form a firewall of intercessory prayer in our society, not only will God’s judgment destroy our country and our world, but our country and the world will begin to destroy itself from the inside out.

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “PRAYER AND OBEDIENCE” part 3 from the book, “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

Does God give commandments which men cannot obey? Is He so arbitrary, so severe, so unloving, as to issue commandments which cannot be obeyed? The answer is that in all the annals of Holy Scripture, not a single instance is recorded of God having commanded any man to do a thing, which was beyond his power. Is God so unjust and so inconsiderate as to require of man that which he is unable to render? Surely not. To infer it, is to slander the character of God.

Let us ponder this thought, a moment: Do earthly parents require of their children duties which they cannot perform? Where is the father who would think, even, of being so unjust, and so tyrannical? Is God less kind and just than faulty, earthly parents? Are they better and more just than a perfect God? How utterly foolish and untenable a thought!

In principle, obedience to God is the same quality as obedience to earthly parents. It implies, in general effect, the giving up of one’s own way, and following that of another; the surrendering of the will to the will of another; the submission of oneself to the authority and requirements of a parent. Commands, either from our heavenly Father or from our earthly father, are love-directing, and all such commands are in the best interests of those who are commanded. God’s commands are issued neither in severity nor tyranny. They are always issued in love and in our interests, and so it behooves us to heed and obey them. In other words, and appraised at its lowest value — God having issued His commands to us, in order to promote our good, it pays, therefore, to be obedient. Obedience brings its own reward. God has ordained it so, and since He has, even human reason can realize that He would never demand that which is out of our power to render.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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Prayer and Obedience, Part 1 (TPMD Bus 2 – #694)

POEM: “Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me” by Mary L. Duncan

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Isaiah 56:6-7 which reads: “Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Richard Leonard. He said, “An ancient cornerstone of prayer is that our desire to thank God is itself God’s gift. Be grateful.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: Families are in need of a great amount of intercession. Even if your marriage and family seem strong right now, seek out those families in your community who are on the rocks and make it your mission to pray for them daily.

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “PRAYER AND OBEDIENCE” part 1 from the book, “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

UNDER the Mosaic law, obedience was looked upon as being “better than sacrifice, and to harken, than the fat of lambs.” In Deuteronomy 5:29, Moses represents Almighty God declaring Himself as to this very quality in a manner which left no doubt as to the importance He laid upon its exercise. Referring to the waywardness of His people He cries:

“O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children after them.”

Unquestionably obedience is a high virtue, a soldier quality. To obey belongs, preeminently, to the soldier. It is his first and last lesson, and he must learn how to practice it all the time, without question, uncomplainingly. Obedience, moreover, is faith in action, and is the outflow as it is the very test of love. “He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me.”

Furthermore: obedience is the conserver and the life of love.

“If ye keep My commandments,” says Jesus, “ye shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”

What a marvellous statement of the relationship created and maintained by obedience! The Son of God is held in the bosom of the Father’s love, by virtue of His obedience! And the factor which enables the Son of God to ever abide in His Father’s love is revealed in His own statement, “For I do, always, those things that please Him.”

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #821

Rick Warren said, “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is James 5:13-15 which reads: “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from J. Oswald Sanders. He said, “If done as God wants, then leadership will surely include intercessory prayer. The saintly Bishop Azariah of India once remarked that he found time to pray daily, by name, for every leader in his extensive diocese. Little wonder that during his thirty years of leadership there, the diocese tripled its membership and greatly increased in spiritual effectiveness.”

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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Prayer and Importunity, Part 5 (TPMD Bus 2 – #681)

POEM: “Prayer Answered by Crosses” by John Newton

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Isaiah 16:12 which reads: “And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray ; but he shall not prevail.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from E. Stanley Jones. He said, “If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: Even though Jesus Christ is God, He still spent quality time in prayer while He was upon planet earth. You may recall that one time in Mark 1:35 He got up a “great while before day” and prayed. On another occasion, He taught His disciples how to pray; and then in the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion, He prayed earnestly and fervently. And then at another time in Luke 18:1, “He spake a parable unto them to this end that men ought always to pray and not to faint.” As you can see, prayer is highly esteemed in the sight of God. I lovingly urge you to make prayer an integral part of your daily life.

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “PRAYER AND IMPORTUNITY” part 5 from the book, “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds

Reverting to the case of the importunate widow, we see that her widowhood, her friendlessness, and her weakness counted for nothing with the unjust judge. Importunity was everything. “Because this widow troubleth me,” he said, “I will avenge her speedily, lest she weary me.” Solely because the widow imposed upon the time and attention of the unjust judge, her case was won.

God waits patiently as, day and night, His elect cry unto Him. He is moved by their requests a thousand times more than was this unjust judge. A limit is set to His tarrying, by the importunate praying of His people, and the answer richly given. God finds faith in His praying child — the faith which stays and cries — and He honours it by permitting its further exercise, to the end that it is strengthened and enriched. Then He rewards it by granting the burden of its plea, in plenitude and finality.

The case of the Syrophenician woman previously referred to is a notable instance of successful importunity, one which is eminently encouraging to all who would pray successfully. It was a remarkable instance of insistence and perseverance to ultimate victory, in the face of almost insuperable obstacles and hindrances. But the woman surmounted them all by heroic faith and persistent spirit that were as remarkable as they were successful. Jesus had gone over into her country, “and would have no man know it.” But she breaks through His purpose, violates His privacy, attracts His attention, and pours out to Him a poignant appeal of need and faith. Her heart was in her prayer.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #820

Russell Simmons said, “Prayer is an opportunity to be thankful.”

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

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Eric Ludy. He said, “The power of God has not in the least bit been diminished over the past 2000 years. Our Lord still sits on His great throne and His train still fills the temple. He still walks on the wings of the wind, He still rides on the backs of the mighty cherubim, and He still is the Triumphant Champion from Calvary. All hell still bends to His will, and sin and death have lost their hold on all who rest in the shadow of His presence. And the God who calmed storms, raised up dead men to life, and multiplied fishes and loaves to feed thousands is the same God we have today.”

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #818

Marshawn Daniels said, “If you’re drowning in doubt, it’s time to minimize the amount of time listening to others and maximize your prayer time.”

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Romans 8:26 which says: “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Wendy Treat. She said, “When my day starts with prayer and ends with prayer, everything in between seems to always work out!”

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2016 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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