Pray Without Ceasing, Part 3 (TPMD Bus 2 - #532)

Pray Without Ceasing, Part 3 (TPMD Bus 2 - #532)

TODAY'S POEM: "There Is An Eye that Never Sleeps" by James C. Wallace

VERSE: Exodus 32:30-32: And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin. And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (Commentary from Matthew Henry's Commentary)

QUOTE: "True prayer means being concerned about God's will, not our own wants, and claiming God's promises in the Word." --Warren Wiersbe

DEVOTIONAL: "Pray Without Ceasing" (Part 3) by E.M. Bounds

Everything then, as now, was possible to the men and women who knew how to pray. Prayer, indeed, opened a limitless storehouse, and God's hand withheld nothing. Prayer introduced those who practised it into a world of privilege, and brought the strength and wealth of heaven down to the aid of finite man. What rich and wonderful power was theirs who had learned the secret of victorious approach to God! With Moses it saved a nation; with Ezra it saved a church.

And yet, strange as it seems when we contemplate the wonders of which God's people had been witness, there came a slackness in prayer. The mighty hold upon God, that had so often struck awe and terror into the hearts of their enemies, lost its grip...