Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 6:9-13 which reads: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
Allow me to share with you some important insights regarding this passage from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
Thy kingdom come. This petition has plainly a reference to the doctrine which Christ preached at this time, which John Baptist had preached before, and which he afterwards sent his apostles out to preach—the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The kingdom of your Father who is in heaven, the kingdom of the Messiah, this is at hand, pray that it may come. We should turn the word we hear into prayer, our hearts should echo to it; does Christ promise, surely I come quickly? our hearts should answer, Even so, come.
We will discuss this passage further in the next broadcast.
My personal encouragement to you today is that if there ever was a time to pray in the history of our world, that time is now. We need to pray. We ought to pray. It is best for us to pray. This is indeed a praying time. “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” I guarantee you that many of you on some occasion in your Christian walk have felt like fainting.You felt like giving up. But God does not want us to give up. He wants us to continue to pray.
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Margaret Gibb. She said: “We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 15 of our series titled “DOES GOD WORK MIRACLES TODAY?” from Dr. John R. Rice.
Does the heart beat automatically, with no supervision? Certainly human beings do not supervise nor control their heartbeats. Then does God keep life in the body? And when and where does a baby get its soul? Does that individuality, that personality that comprises a separate human being, come to the baby by chemical processes? Does it come by some mechanical act of nature? Isn’t it more likely that the Christ who created the world and sustains it is still the only One who can give and who can sustain life? Then life every day is surrounded with invisible miracles. Christ is in His own creation, sustaining it, and “by Him all things consist.”
The Holy Spirit is a person. He is not simply nature. He is not simply a divine influence but a person. The work of the Holy Spirit is as supernatural as the work of God the Father or as the work of Christ. The Holy Spirit works constantly today His miracles in the lives of men.
+ Plus, listen to Daniel Whyte Jr. singing “Prayer”
(The Prayer Motivator Devotional #384)