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Volume No. 2008 Issue No. 26 Date: September 28, 2008

Publication of the BIBLE BAPTIST MINISTRY, 48 Alexie Rd, Hanover Township, PA 18706

Phone: 570.829.5216 pdmikBBM@aol.com pastormiklas@aol.com

 

In II Chronicles 7:12-15 we read, “And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy PRAYER, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. (13) If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; (14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and PRAY, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (15) Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the PRAYER that is made in this place.” Again notice verse 14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and PRAY …” What a verse that is needed in our lives, in our homes, in our churches and in our nation for the day in which we live. Think about this, “If the matter of praying is important to you, what price would you put on it?”

 

Someone said, “Where there is no effective prayer life, the heart of religion has ceased to beat and … becomes a dead body of forms and customs and dogmas.” He goes on to say, “If I were to put my finger on the greatest lack in American Christianity, I would unhesitantly point to the need for an effective prayer life among laity and ministers. Why? Because our greatest lack is that we do not know how to pray.” Dr. Oliver B. Greene said, “A prayer-less church is a power-less church; and by the same token, a prayer-less Christian is a power-less Christian.”

 

Charles Spurgeon the prince of preachers said, “The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. The prayer meeting ought to be a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be slothfulness in prayer.”

 

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of heaven and earth.” Charles Spurgeon

 

“Prayer is faith in Action” “We are never so high as when we are on our KNEES.”

 

“God will not leave the path of holiness to walk with me, but if I will enter the path of holiness, He is waiting for me to walk with Him.” Dr. Dennis Corle

                                       

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D. L. Moody

 

“The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from praying. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” Samuel Chadwick

 

“No man’s prayer is acceptable with God whose life is not well-pleasing before God.” Alexander Whyte

 

“It is very important to understand that prayer is not so much a request for God to change circumstances as it is a request to reveal His intentions, His will and His plans.”

 

“Never forget that a life of prayer is spiritual warfare. Prayer is a battle, and God wants to bring us to the front lines of the battlefield.”

 

“Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need.”  “No learning can make up for the failure to Pray” “Prayer puts God’s work in His hands and keeps it there.” E.M. Bounds

 

“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” Phillips Brooks

 

“Many people have a prayer time; few people have a prayer life.” Dr. Tom Williams

 

“The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.” Oswald Chambers

 

In His Amazing Grace,

Pastor David Miklas
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