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Asking Really Fulfills All Other Specific Conditions of Prayer, Part 21 (The Prayer Motivator Devoti

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Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 145:18, which reads: “The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.”

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

God is very ready to hear and answer the prayers of his people. In this appears the grace of his kingdom, that his subjects have not only liberty of petitioning, but all the encouragement that can be to petition. The grant is very rich, that God will be nigh to all that call upon him; he will be always within call of their prayers, and they shall always find themselves within reach of his help. If a neighbour that is near is better than a brother afar off, much more a God that is near. Nay, he will not only be nigh to them, that they may have the satisfaction of being heard, but he will fulfil their desires; they shall have what they ask and find that they seek. It was said that he satisfies the desire of every living thing, much more will he fulfil the desire of those that fear him; for he that feeds his birds will not starve his babes. He will hear their call and will save them; that is hearing them to purpose, as he heard David (that is, saved him) from the horn of the unicorn. The proviso is very reasonable. He will hear and help us, If we fear him, if we worship and serve him with a holy awe of him; for otherwise how can we expect that he should accept us? If we call upon him in truth; for he desires truth in the inward part. We must be faithful to God, and sincere in our professions of dependence on him, and devotedness to him. In all devotions inward impressions must be answerable to the outward expressions, else they are not performed in truth.

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