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.