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True Confession Must Take Place Before Importunate Prayer, 1

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 55:17 which reads: "Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice." 

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E.M. Bounds. He said, "Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer." 

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part one of a new series entitled True Confession Must Take Place Before Importunate Prayer from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said... 

We started out by asking Jesus to teach us to pray. Then we must pray the kind of prayer that he puts in our mouths. We often pray the words of the Lord's prayer, or the model prayer, but why not pray also this other model prayer given us in Luke 11:5 and 6: "Friend, lend me three loaves: for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him"? This is a prayer asking for bread, but it is much more--it is a prayer of humble confession. How Christians do need to pray this prayer: 

"A friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him!" 

Every Christian who reads this is the best Christian somebody knows. Many a wife will say, "Preacher, pray for my husband." or, "Please go to see my husband and try to win him to Christ." But again and again, these dear women urge, "Do not let him know that I sent you." Wives say, "You know how it is. Husbands won't listen to their own wives." Or mothers and fathers say, "Preacher, pray for my boy. I hope God will send someone to pray for him. You know boys and girls don't pay much attention to their mothers and fathers. An outsider can do more with them." 

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