All kinds of prayer

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 Prayer is mentioned in the context of the wardrobe of the Christian warrior but not as a specific weapon of war or a piece of armor. That’s because prayer is the key to consistent victory in our warfare. Therefore, prayer is one of the most important things we can do Continue Reading

Expect answers to prayers

Psalm 27:7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, have mercy also upon me and answer me. As a good soldier, David knew how to handle his weapons, and found himself much at home with the weapon of “all prayer.” Note his anxiety to be heard. Pharisees care not a fig for the Lord’s hearing them, so long as they are heard of men, or cleanse their own pride with their sounding devotion; but with a genuine man, the Lord’s ear is Continue Reading

Prayer an unfailing resource

Psalm 30:8 I cried to Thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord, I made supplication. Prayer is the unfailing resource of God’s people. If they are driven to their wits’ end, they may still go to the mercy seat. When an earthquake makes our mountain tremble, the throne of grace still stands firm, and we may come to it. Let us never forget to pray, and let us never doubt the success of prayer. The hand that wounds can heal; let us turn to Him who Continue Reading

In every prayer of mine for you

Philippians 1:4-5 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now. There are Christian people whose life is so far removed from excitement, agitation and peril, which they seem to have no opportunities for winning great moral victories; their powers are very limited, and they are not appointed tasks of great difficulty and honor. Let them resolve to have Continue Reading

Prayer, The Borders of an Invisible World

Hebrews 10:21-22 And having an High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith. In prayer, the soul approaches to the borders of an invisible world, and acts as a spirit holding intercourse with the Father of Spirits. It drops for a time the remembrance of its earthly connections, to dwell among everlasting objects. Prayer, by this means, both composes and purifies the heart; it gives Continue Reading

If thou be silent to me…

Psalm 28:1 Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me, lest, if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Mere formalists may be content without answers to their prayers, but genuine suppliants cannot; they are not satisfied with the results of prayer itself in calming the mind and subduing the will – they must go further and obtain actual replies from heaven, or they cannot rest; and those Continue Reading

We miss much because we do not wait…

Genesis 18:22 Abraham stood yet before the Lord. The story takes but a few moments to read; but the scene may have lasted for the space of hours. We cannot climb the more elevated pinnacles of prayer in a hasty rush. They demand patience, toil, prolonged endeavor, ere the lower slopes can be left, and the brooding cloud-line passed, and the aspiring soul can reach that cleft in the mountain-side, where Moses stood beneath the shadow Continue Reading

I pray not for the world but for them…

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world but for them which Thou hast given me: for they are Thine. Just like the Lord each believing intercessor has his own immediate circle for whom he first prays. Parents have their children; teachers, their pupils; pastors, their flocks; all workers their special charge, all believers those whose care lies upon their hearts. It is of great consequence that intercession should be Continue Reading

They shall mount up with wings of eagles

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. There are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God which the eagle’s eye of acumen and philosophic thought hath never seen; and there are secret paths which the lion’s whelp of reason and judgment hath not as yet learned to travel. God alone can bear us there; but the chariot in which He takes us up, and the Continue Reading

In the morning shall my prayer come before Thee

Psalm 88:13 But unto Thee, O Lord, have I cried. And in the morning shall my prayer come before Thee. Very earnestly would I advise the dedication to secret prayer of a strictly regular time; a punctual beginning, and especially in the morning, a measure and liberal allotment. I certainly do not mean a mere mechanical regularity, as if we watched the clock for the moment when to close. But I do mean a time at least as punctual and at Continue Reading