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The Sin of Prayerlessness, Part 13 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #482)

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Our prayer motivator verse for 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."

My personal encouragement to you today is this: You may want to know when to pray, my encouragement to you is to pray as God leads you. But it is also good to follow the example of David and Daniel of old and pray at appointed times. In other words, schedule your time so that you include special quality periods in your day for nothing else but for prayer unto God. It is good to keep regular times to pray as well as to pray in between those times as God’s Holy Spirit prompts you. Keep praying, for prayer is truly where the power is.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from William Temple. He said: "If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 13 of our series titled "THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS" from Dr. John R. Rice.

Would not your speech have been different, dear friend, if you had prayed like David, "Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth," or, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer"? And if Peter had spent the time praying instead of sleeping in the Garden of Gethsemane, would not the outcome have been far better? Surely he fell into the snare because he did not pray.

And so we, too, deny Jesus and curse and swear, it may be, before His enemies, because we are not strengthened in the secret place by prayer.

+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing "What if His People Prayed"

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