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Just Pray, Part 1 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #267)

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 7:7 which reads: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry's Commentary:

Our Saviour, in the foregoing chapter, had spoken of prayer as a commanded duty, by which God is honoured, and which, if done aright, shall be rewarded; here he speaks of it as the appointed means of obtaining what we need, especially grace to obey the precepts he had given, some of which are so displeasing to flesh and blood. Here is a precept in three words to the same purport, Ask, Seek, Knock; that is, in one word, "Pray; pray often; pray with sincerity and seriousness; pray, and pray again; make conscience of prayer, and be constant in it; make a business of prayer, and be earnest in it. Ask, as a beggar asks alms.’’ Those that would be rich in grace, must betake themselves to the poor trade of begging, and they shall find it a thriving trade. "Ask; represent your wants and burdens to God, and refer yourselves to him for support and supply, according to his promise. Ask as a traveller asks the way; to pray is to enquire of God.

We will discuss this verse further in the next broadcast.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jerry Bridges. He said: "It is hypocritical to pray for victory over our sins yet be careless in our intake of the Word of God."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 1 of a new series titled "JUST PRAY" from Dr. John R. Rice.

All conditions of prayer in the Bible are extra encouragements and opportunities to pray. All prayers are fulfilled in asking.

+ Plus, listen to Bart Millard singing "A Little Talk with Jesus"

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