The Prayer Motivator Minute #231

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is I Timothy 2:8 which reads: "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting."

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Philip Graham Ryken. He said, "We need to learn how wrong it is to think of prayer as a way of getting something from God. People often think of prayer as a way of talking God into doing what they want Him to do. This is what lies behind "name it and claim it" Christianity, the idea that I can influence God by offering the right kind of prayer. But that attitude ultimately leads to hell. As C. S. Lewis once observed, 'There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell, choose it." Besides, why would anyone want to change God's mind? The Bible says that His will is "good, pleasing and perfect". Imagine what a mess our lives would be in if God alw

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