Prayer Co-Operation with God

Ezekiel 36:37 Thus saith the Lord God, I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel to do it for them. Prayer is part of the system of co-operation between God and man which pervades nature and life. No crop waves over the autumn field, no loaf stands on our breakfast table, no metal performs its useful service, no jewel sparkles on the brow of beauty, no coal burns in hearth or furnace, which does not witness to this dual Continue Reading

Prayer not Monologue but Dialogue

Psalm 119:76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to Thy word unto Thy servant. Before prayer, it is God’s word that prepares me for it, by revealing what the Father has bid me ask. In prayer, it is God’s word strengthens me by giving my faith its warrant and its plea. And after prayer it is God’s word that brings me the answer when I have prayed, for in it the Spirit gives me to hear the Father’s Continue Reading

Time and Place for Prayer

Matthew 6:6 When thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut the door, pray. I would not have anybody be bound by rule s concerning the time for being alone with God. But have a time – times if you will, but at least a time. We shall agree that there is no time like the morning. I must not stay upon this point, but you will not think it unimportant. Have some hour out of the twenty-four; perhaps not the whole hour. Continue Reading

Prayer, The Index of Character

Luke 10:42 Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Genesis 32:28 And He said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. What man chooses out of a hundred offers, you are sure by that who and what that man is. And accordingly, put the New Testament in any man’s hand, and set the Throne of Grace wide open before that man, Continue Reading

Prayer releases God’s energy

John 4:35 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. Luke 10:2 Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest. A man may go aside today, and shut his door and as really spend half an hour in India – I am thinking of my words as I say them, it seems so much to say, and Continue Reading

Prayer in the Morning

Genesis 24:12 I pray thee, send me good speed this day. No pressure of business or household duties should crowd out prayer. An eminent Christian merchant told me that it was his rule to secure a good quiet half-hour in his chamber on his knees and over his Bible before he met his family; and then he went into his business – as Moses came down from the mount – with his face shining. Dr Arnold, of Rugby, had a favourite morning hymn, Continue Reading

Private Prayer Secret of Public Power

Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. Alone with God, in retirement from the world, and in prayer and meditation, as He so often was [Mk. 4:10; 6:47; Luke 9:18, 36; Jn. 6:15]. His private praying and conquest of Satan were the secret of His public power. It was by prayer that He received the Holy Spirit [Luke 3:21]. It Continue Reading

Power In Prayer

James 5:16b “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available – dynamic in its working.” (Amplified Bible) Effectual fervent prayers flow from the depths of our innermost being, unfettered and spontaneously and according to Rev.8: 3&4 an angel which stands over the altar of God holds a golden censer, and mingled with much incense are the prayers of all the people of God upon the altar of Continue Reading

Persistent Outpouring of Supplication

Col. 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Steadfast continuance in prayer must never be hindered by the want of sensible enjoyment; in fact, it is a safe maxim that the less joy, the more need. Cessation of communion with God, for whatever cause, only makes the more difficult its resumption and the recovery of the prayer habit and prayer spirit; whereas the persistent outpouring of supplication, together with Continue Reading