Pray Without Ceasing, Part 4 (TPMD Bus 2 - #533)

Pray Without Ceasing, Part 4 (TPMD Bus 2 - #533)

TODAY'S POEM: "The Lesson of Prayer" by Daniella Whyte

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: "Prayerless leaders are like ship captains without compasses; they can make their best guess at which direction to go, but they have no assurance they are heading the right way. Prayer keeps leaders focused on the one absolutely consistent factor in life — God." --Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby

DEVOTIONAL: "Pray Without Ceasing" (Part 4) by E.M. Bounds

How wide the gracious provision of the grace of praying as administered in that marvellous dispensation. They prayed wondrously. Why could not their praying save the dispensation from decay and death? Was it not because they lost the fire without which all praying degenerates into a lifeless form? It takes effort and toil and care to prepare the incense. Prayer is no laggard’s work. When all the rich, spiced graces from the body of prayer have by labour and beating been blended and refined and intermixed, the fire is needed to unloose the incense...