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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 39 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #450)

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Our prayer motivator verse for today is John 16:24 which reads: "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Johannes Gossner. He said, "Prayer is a spiritual law which cooperates with the mind of God. It has more in it than merely petition. It clothes itself in reality and power,with the force of God Himself. It is an attitude of spirit and mind. Language is secondary in true prayer."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 39 of our series titled "HINDRANCES TO PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.

In Dallas, TX, a good Christian woman who had long proved how joyful and how prosperous it is to put God first with tithes and offerings, came to church one day with her heart all set on plans for some lovely clothes. Her husband's bi-monthly paycheck had come Saturday night, and she had it in her purse at church, since he could not come. She thought to herself, "This one time I'll not put in the tithe; I will give $1.00, and the rest of the money we can use so well for things we need to buy."

But that dear Christian woman was on the committee to prepare the bread and grape juice for the communion table that Sunday morning. As she filled the little glasses her heart remembered the strict injunction, "Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat." She dared not partake of the emblems representing the poured-out blood of the Saviour and His broken body with any known sin or rebellion in her heart. And the Spirit of God spoke insistently to her about how she planned to withhold the tithes and use it for her own ends. She could have no peace in her heart; and she cried out to God, "O Heavenly Father, I cannot take the Lord's Supper until I know You are pleased with me!" ...

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