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Persistence in Prayer, Part 1 (TPMD Bus 2 - #580)

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TODAY'S POEM: "Lord, Hear My Prayer" by Johann M. Haydn.

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is I Kings 9:1-5.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Charles H. Spurgeon. He said: "We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it." 

My personal encouragement for you today is this: God is in Heaven waiting to hear from us through prayer. Some think God is too busy with billions of people around the world to listen to their prayer. But God is interested in hearing your prayer and He is waiting to answer your prayer. Just pray! 

Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled "PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER" part 1 from the book, "Purpose in Prayer" by E.M. Bounds.

Christ puts importunity as a distinguishing characteristic of true praying. We must not only pray, but we must pray with great urgency, with intentness and with repetition. We must not only pray, but we must pray again and again. We must not get tired of praying. We must be thoroughly in earnest, deeply concerned about the things for which we ask, for Jesus Christ made it very plain that the secret of prayer and its success lie in its urgency. We must press our prayers upon God.

In a parable of exquisite pathos and simplicity, our Lord taught not simply that men ought to pray, but that men ought to pray with full heartiness, and press the matter with vigorous energy and brave hearts.

“And He spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, There was in a city, a judge, which feared not God, and regarded not man: and there was a widow in that city...

+ Plus, listen to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir singing "I Can Go to God in Prayer"