Our prayer motivator verses for today is Psalm 5:2-3 which reads: “Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David’s enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.
My personal encouragement to 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 quote today is from John F. Walvoord. He said: “In prayer we can approach God with complete assurance of His ability to answer us. There is no limit to what we can ask, if it is according to His will.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 26 of our series titled “THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS” from Dr. John R. Rice.
It seems likely that Abraham’s prayer saved Lot alive out of Sodom. And we know God heard the prayers of Esther and her maidens and of Mordecai and his friends to save the lives of the Jews who were to be destroyed by Haman’s conspiracy, as told in the book of Esther. God would stop war and give us victory sooner if we prayed as we ought, saving millions of lives.
So, because of our prayerlessness we miss many, many blessings. People are sick when they might be well. Some die when they might live. Businesses fail when they might prosper. And people go hungry and without proper clothing who might be covered and fed to the glory of God if they would but pray.
+ Plus, listen to Avalon singing “If My People Pray”