The Prayer Motivator Devotional

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #636

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Jonathan Edwards said: “It is God’s will through His wonderful grace, that the prayers of His saints should be one of the great principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ’s kingdom in the world.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Proverbs 15:8 which reads: “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from A. T. Pierson. He said, “God has no greater controversy with His people today than this, that with boundless promises to believing prayer, there are so few who actually give themselves unto intercession. Wherever the Church is aroused and the world’s wickedness arrested, somebody has been praying.”

Prayer and Faith, Part 10 (TPMD Bus 2 – #657)

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TODAY’S POEM: “Heed the Call” by Carol Grace.

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 84:8 which reads: “O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Jerry Bridges. He said: “Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God’s sovereignty, along with his wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayer is the expression of that trust.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: It is a crime for a man to leave his wife and children in the morning without spending serious time with them in prayer. Sir, the greatest thing that you can do for your family is make it your business to pray with them each day, preferably early in the morning, but any time of the day will work. In the spirit of Nike, “Just Do It!”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “PRAYER AND FAITH” part 10 from the book, “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

The work of the ministry is to change unbelieving sinners into praying and believing saints. The call goes forth by Divine authority, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” We catch a glimpse of the tremendous importance of faith and of the great value God has set upon it, when we remember that He has made it the one indispensable condition of being saved. “By grace are ye saved, through faith.” Thus, when we contemplate the great importance of prayer, we find faith standing immediately by its side. By faith are we saved, and by faith we stay saved. Prayer introduces us to a life of faith. Paul declared that the life he lived, he lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved him and gave Himself for him — that he walked by faith and not by sight.

Prayer is absolutely dependent upon faith. Virtually, it has no existence apart from it, and accomplishes nothing unless it be its inseparable companion. Faith makes prayer effectual, and in a certain important sense, must precede it.

“For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

Before prayer ever starts toward God; before its petition is preferred, before its requests are made known — faith must have gone on ahead; must have asserted its belief in the existence of God; must have given its assent to the gracious truth that “God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek His face.” This is the primary step in praying. In this regard, while faith does not bring the blessing, yet it puts prayer in a position to ask for it, and leads to another step toward realization, by aiding the petitioner to believe that God is able and willing to bless.

Faith starts prayer to work — clears the way to the mercy-seat. It gives assurance, first of all, that there is a mercy-seat, and that there the High Priest awaits the pray-ers and the prayers. Faith opens the way for prayer to approach God. But it does more. It accompanies prayer at every step she takes. It is her inseparable companion and when requests are made unto God, it is faith which turns the asking into obtaining. And faith follows prayer, since the spiritual life into which a believer is led by prayer, is a life of faith. The one prominent characteristic of the experience into which believers are brought through prayer, is not a life of works, but of faith.

The Prayer Motivator Minute #635

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W. Graham Scroggie said, “When a man’s mouth is thus opened, God’s ears are never closed. When the penitent is talking the Savior is listening.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Mark 11:17 which reads: “And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E. M. Bounds. He said: “Walking with God down the avenue of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace.”

Prayer and Faith, Part 9 (TPMD Bus 2 – #656)

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TODAY’S POEM: “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” by Ignaz Franz.

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 84:8 which reads: “O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.”

Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Andrew Murray. He said, “Through His Spirit, the Spirit of prayer, our life may be one of continual prayer. The Spirit of prayer will help you become an intercessor, asking great things of God for those around you.”

My personal encouragement for you today is this: Families are in need of agreat 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 FAITH” part 9 from the book, “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.

All of us need to mark well and heed the caution given in Hebrews: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.”

We need, also, to guard against unbelief as we would against an enemy. Faith needs to be cultivated. We need to keep on praying, “Lord, increase our faith,” for faith is susceptible of increase. Paul’s tribute to the Thessalonians was, that their faith grew exceedingly. Faith is increased by exercise, by being put into use. It is nourished by sore trials.

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glow at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”

Faith grows by reading and meditating upon the Word of God. Most, and best of all, faith thrives in an atmosphere of prayer.

It would be well, if all of us were to stop, and inquire personally of ourselves: “Have I faith in God? Have I real faith, — faith which keeps me in perfect peace, about the things of earth and the things of heaven?” This is the most important question a man can propound and expect to be answered. And there is another question, closely akin to it in significance and importance — “Do I really pray to God so that He hears me and answers my prayers? And do I truly pray unto God so that I get direct from God the things I ask of Him?”

It was claimed for Augustus Caesar that he found Rome a city of wood, and left it a city of marble. The pastor who succeeds in changing his people from a prayerless to a prayerful people, has done a greater work than did Augustus in changing a city from wood to marble. And after all, this is the prime work of the preacher. Primarily, he is dealing with prayerless people — with people of whom it is said, “God is not in all their thoughts.” Such people he meets everywhere, and all the time. His main business is to turn them from being forgetful of God, from being devoid of faith, from being prayerless, so that they become people who habitually pray, who believe in God, remember Him and do His will. The preacher is not sent to merely induce men to join the Church, nor merely to get them to do better. It is to get them to pray, to trust God, and to keep God ever before their eyes, that they may not sin against Him.

The Prayer Motivator Minute #634

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Robert Louis Stevenson said, “A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Philippians 4:19 which reads: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E.P. Roe. He said: “To a certain extent, God gives to the prayerful control of Himself, and becomes their willing agent; and when the time comes when all mysteries are solved, and the record of all lives is truthfully revealed, it will probably be seen that not those who astonished the world with their own powers, but those who quietly, through prayer, used God’s power, were the ones who made the world move forward.”

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