Today’s Verse

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Luke 11:2

Thursday, June 30

The great scholar J. Sidlow Baxter once wrote, “Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons – but they are helpless against our prayers.”

E.M. Bounds who wrote so much about prayer said, “What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use – men of prayer, men mighty in prayer.”

Oh to be a church whose prayers shake the foundations of hell.

I want to have the reputation of John Knox of whom Mary, Queen of Scotland said, “I fear John Knox’s prayers more than an army of ten thousand men.”

With this as our backdrop, let’s learn about four priorities necessary in our prayer life.

Priority #1: Pray with consistency

As Luke 11 begins, we find Jesus praying in a certain place. Many times in the gospels, we see Jesus setting aside time for prayer.

He said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Jesus was always praying and talking about prayer. How about you?

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

"Prayer is the nearest approach to God and the highest enjoyment of Him that we are capable of in this life."
- William Law

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