Today’s Verse

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luke 11:1

Wednesday, June 29

A father took his small son with him to town one day to run some errands. When lunchtime arrived, the two of them went to a familiar diner for a sandwich. The father sat down on one of the stools at the counter and lifted the boy up to the seat beside him. They ordered lunch, and when the waiter brought the food, the father said, “Son, we’ll just have a silent prayer today.”

Dad got through praying first and waited for the boy to finish his prayer, but he just sat with his head bowed for an unusually long time. When he finally looked up, his father asked him, “What in the world were you praying about all that time?” With the innocence and honesty of a child, he replied, “How do I know? It was a silent prayer.”

So much of our praying is so silent that we really never pray at all, that much of our public prayers are more sermons for the saints than supplications to the Savior.

Almost all of us have someone near to us who does not know Christ. How are we to pray for them? Will our prayers do any good? What are we to pray for them? Prayer is our greatest resource in bringing people to Christ.

If we are to be an evangelistic church, we must be a prayerful church. Oh to be a church whose prayers shake the foundations of hell. Let’s take a few days to examine this essential of the Christian life. Do you pray? Do you know how to pray?

Weekly Memory Verse

The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Ezra 8:22

"When the devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and, above all, when he sees a whole church on its face before God in prayer, he trembles as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end."
- R.A. Torrey

Pastor Armstrong

Devotional Author

Send a Prayer Request