When are we going to get it? (When am I going to grasp it?) When are we are going to realize that in our individual lives, marriages, families, work, and ministries, we are totally missing out on the greatness, power, and work of God if do not become people who breathe and live in the atmosphere of prayer; of throughout the day seeking God’s face (Psalm 27:8)? Take a moment and let the following truths sink deep into your heart. Also, please do not let any familiarity with these passages dull its powerful work in your heart!
And he told them a parable to the effect that men ought always to pray and not lose heart (Luke 18:1).
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints (Ephesians 6:18).
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. . . . I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling (1 Timothy 2:1-4, 8).
Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7).
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith (Matthew 21:22).
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24).
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14).
Now, put into a sentence what these passages said to you about prayer as you read through them. Are you living in that blessed atmosphere of prayer? Can you relate to the following link? War Room Lukewarm Coffee Scene
May the words of J. Lovell Murray spur us on to a greater life of living a life of prayer communion with our Heavenly Father through the blood of Jesus Christ!
“Our sufficiency is of God. Difficulties melt in His presence. In Him are those mighty, overcoming energies, which accomplish the possible and the impossible with equal readiness. . . . The real resources are with Him for the evangelizing and the redeeming of the world. But He has not been able to do ‘many mighty works’ in the non-Christian lands because of our unbelief as a Church. We have not possessed our possessions. God has been waiting to be honored by the faith of a generation that would call upon Him for really large outpourings of His power.” (Deep Fire, p. 175)
“Prayer opens up the floodgates for God to come down and be involved in our everyday lives.” (Priscilla Shirer)