THE SCRIPTURES AND PRAYER

A prayerless Christian is a contradiction in terms. Just as a still-born child is a dead one, so a professing believer who does not pray is devoid of spiritual life. Prayer is the breath of the new nature in the holy one, as the Word of God is its food.

PRAYER: What Tendencies Are to Be Avoided?

THERE are two extreme tendencies in the ministry. The one is to shut itself out from intercourse with the people. The monk, the hermit were illustrations of this; they shut themselves out from men to be more with God. The other tendency is to thoroughly popularize the ministry. He is no longer God’s man, but a man of affairs, of the people. He prays not, because his mission is to the people.

ABIDING IN CHRIST: The Power of Prayer

“If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7.) The whole secret of prayer is found in these words of our Lord. Here is prayer that has unbounded power: “Ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

How Powerful Is the Weapon of Prayer?

“Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. 14th verse: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”—Isaiah 58:9.

When Should We Pray?

If we would know the fullness of blessing that there is in the prayer life, it is important not only that we pray in the right way, but also that we pray at the right time. Christ’s own example is full of suggestiveness as to the right time for prayer. In the 1st chapter of... Continue Reading →

Hindrances to Prayer

We have gone very carefully into the positive conditions of prevailing prayer; but there are some things which hinder prayer. These God has made very plain in His Word. The first hindrance to prayer we will find in James 4:3, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives,[1]so that you may... Continue Reading →

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