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“Can I Pray?”

It is easy to pray when we feel like it.  How about when we do not want to?

  1. 1.  Can I pray when I doubt? Doubt comes to everyone.  It came to John the Baptist in prison.  Many times I wonder if I'm the only one that feels the way I do, that's the reason GOD put many things in the Bible.

  2. 2.  Can I pray when I'm divided?  Many times I'm divided in myself.  I think, "Lord, this should happen to others, who seem to get by with so much".  Go ahead and pray, it won'd be long until you feel better.

  3. 3.  Can I pray when it's dark?  It is so easy when, as the song says, we're up on the mountain but it is in those dark times when we have no desire, no want to, that we must pray.

  4. Prayer is the divine channel of power, do we us it?

    Get started praying today, be sincere and talk to God.  God's number is, Jeremiah 33:3 ("Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.").  No texts please, person to person, wait for the ring . . . . This is Jesus, how can I help you my child?

    Preacher Jack 

    Quotes on Prayer

    The goal of prayer is the ear of God, a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us.  Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight.  E. M. Bounds

    I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another.  In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else.  E. M. Bounds

    I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God.  They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them.  Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.  E. M. Bounds

    I'd rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught His disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.  Dwight L. Moody

    Next to the wonder of seeing my Saviour will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.  Dwight L. Moody

    "There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things."  Dwight L. Moody

June/July, 2015