Mahalia Jackson said, “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.”
Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Ephesians 3:20 which reads: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Martin Luther. He said, “Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.”
TODAY’S POEM: “Peace Before Prayer” by Deborah Ann Belka
Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Job 21:15 which reads: “What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?”
Our featured prayer motivator quote is from an Author Unknown. He said: “Prayer is a golden chain: one end tied to the tongue of man, the other to the ear of God.”
My personal encouragement for you today is this: Here are 4 ways to pray for other people: 1. Realize the person’s present exalted position in Christ. 2. Present the person as a living sacrifice. 3. Ask that the person be filled with the Holy Spirit. 4. Ask that God will guide the person to become regular and systematic in the study of God’s Word.
Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled “THE HINDRANCES TO TRUE PRAYER” part 10 from the book, “Purpose in Prayer” by E.M. Bounds.
“Our religion breaks down oftenest and most sadly in our conduct. Beautiful theories are marred by ugly lives. The most difficult as well as the most impressive point in piety is to live it. Our praying suffers as much as our religion from bad living. Preachers were charged in primitive times to preach by their lives or preach not at all. So Christians everywhere ought to be charged to pray by their lives or pray not at all. Of course, the prayer of repentance is acceptable. But repentance means to quit doing wrong and learn to do well. A repentance which does not produce a change in conduct is a sham. Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying or quit bad conduct. Cold, dead praying may exist with bad conduct, but cold, dead praying is no praying in God’s esteem. Our praying advances in power as it rectifies the life. A life growing in its purity and devotion will be a more prayerful life.”