I live in the spirit of prayer; I pray as I walk, when I lie down, and when I rise, and the answers are always coming. — George Muller
I have often thought about what my greatest surprise will be when I go home to be with the Lord. After much pondering, I have concluded that it will be the tremendous power and peace that was available to me this side of heaven—and how infrequently I used it.*
*Richard Burr, Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer, p. 8.
You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask (James 4:2).
One verse. Two options for dealing with desires.
Choose the better way. Pray.
If we ask anything according to his will he hears us (1 John 5:14).
God always responds to prayer.
As 2017 begins, we pray knowing that when it ends, we’ll look back, knowing God heard every prayer.
That’s why we pray with thanksgiving.
I’ve been praying for a co-worker’s salvation for several months, but she’s still opposed to Christianity. We were talking when she noticed the diamond had fallen out of her engagement ring. We searched for it, retracing her steps.
I breathed a silent prayer, asking the Lord to show us where it was. As soon as I finished praying, we found the diamond!
God’s visible answer encouraged me to keep praying for her soul.
The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4).
Unseen the Lord enters and wields his love-drenched power in answer to our prayer.