Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 39:12 which reads: "Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were."
Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry's Commentary:
We notice that these afflictions had helped to wean him from the world and to take his affections off from it. Now he began, more than ever, to look upon himself as a stranger and sojourner here, like all his fathers, not at home in this world, but travelling through it to another, to a better, and would never reckon himself at home till he came to heaven. He pleads it with God: “Lord, take cognizance of me, and of my wants and burdens, for I am a stranger here, and therefore meet with strange usage; I am slighted and oppressed as a stranger; and whence should I expect relief but from thee, from that other country to which I belong?”
My personal encouragement today is this: God wants to hear from you every day and throughout the day. That is why He commanded us in His Word to "pray without ceasing."
Our prayer motivator quote today is from James Stalker. He said: "Jesus died praying. His last words were words of prayer. The habit of life was strong in death. It may seem far off; but this event will come to us also. What will our last words be? Who can tell? But would it not be beautiful if our spirit were so steeped in the habit of prayer that the language of prayer came naturally to us at the last?"
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 2 of a new series titled "THE LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES OF PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.
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