I want to re-focus your attention upon a familiar topic. I feel this is a key time for us to have a revival of prayer. As your read, consider your own praying and be encouraged to call on God out of a heart of obedience and expectation.
Many great things have been said about prayer, but first I want to turn your attention to what the Bible says about this holy exercise.
Let’s start in the Old Testament.
First, consider these examples:
• Ishmael-And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is-Gen. 21:17
• Hannah-For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him-I Sam. 1:27
• Elijah-Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench-I Kings 18:37-38
Second, consider these promises:
• This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles-Ps. 34:6
• O thou that hearest prayer-Ps. 65:2a
• Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me-Ps. 66:20
• Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not-Jer. 33:3
• Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me-Mic. 7:7
Of course, these are only a few, but I want you to remember the basic message that the Bible conveys concerning prayer-IT WORKS!
Call on God. He will hear you. He will move on your behalf!
Renewing My Commitment to Prayer