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Christ Commanded Us to Pray, Part 2 (TPMD Bus 2 – #647)

TODAY’S POEM: “From the World We Turn” by Fanny Crosby

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 55:17 which reads: “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray , and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Thomas Brooks. He said: “Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: In this life, you will need to learn to pray when you feel like praying and pray even when you don’t.

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “CHRIST COMMANDED US TO PRAY” part 2 from the book, “Purpose In Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

As our great example in prayer, our Lord puts love as a primary condition—a love that has purified the heart from all the elements of hate, revenge, and ill will. Love is the supreme condition of prayer, a life inspired by love. The 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians is the law of prayer as well as the law of love. The law of love is the law of prayer, and to master this chapter from the epistle of St. Patti is to learn the first and fullest condition of prayer.

Christ taught us also to approach the Father in His name. That is our passport. It is in His name that we are to make our petitions known. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask Me anything in My name, that will I do.”

How wide and comprehensive is that “whatsoever.” There is no limit to the power of that name. “Whatsoever ye shall ask.” That is the Divine declaration, and it opens up to every praying child a vista of infinite resource and possibility.

And that is our heritage. All that Christ has may become ours if we obey the conditions. The one secret is prayer. The place of revealing and of equipment, of grace and of power, is the prayer-chamber, and as we meet there with God we shall not only win our triumphs but we shall also grow in the likeness of our Lord and become His living witnesses to men.

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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #601


Tryon Edwards said, “Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. True prayer always receives what it asks, or something better.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 14:23 which reads: “And when he [Jesus] had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Thomas Brooks. He said, “If you would have God hear you when you pray, you must hear him when he speaks. He stops his ears against the prayers of those who stop their ears against his laws.”

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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