In the middle of my desk top I have a picture of traffic lights ordering me to STOP! It asks the question, “Did you remember to pray today?”
Only this morning I read ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you’ Psalm 32:8. God does listen to our prayers.’
This extract is from Max Lucado’s book ‘Start with Prayer’
Moses prayed and the Red Sea opened.
Abraham prayed and Lot’s family was spared.
Elijah prayed and fire fell.
Joshua prayed and the walls of Jericho collapsed. Nehemiah prayed and the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt.
The disciples prayed and the church was born.
The church prayed and Peter was freed. Peter and Cornelius prayed and the Gospel was taken to the world.
‘I prayed, and God emboldened me to speak out to unbelievers about Jesus.’ (my story).
Do you think things happen when people pray? Yes!
“God will always give what is right to His people who cry to Him night and day… I tell you, God will help His people quickly” (Luke 18:7–8).
“When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer out of it, my Father in heaven goes into action” (Matt. 18:19).
“And we are sure of this, that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will” (1 John 5:14).
Has any other spiritual activity promised such power? Did Jesus call us to preach without ceasing? Or teach without ceasing? Or have committee meetings without ceasing? Or sing without ceasing? No, but He did call us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
God is moved by the humble, prayerful heart. “The LORD will hear your crying and He will comfort you. When He hears you, He will help you” (Isa. 30:19).
We can do much after we pray, but we should do nothing before we pray. Let’s start with prayer.
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