“Seek you the Lord while he may be found, call you on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6.
It is our privilege to pray with confidence, the Spirit inditing our petitions. With simplicity, we should state our needs to the Lord, and claim His promise with such faith that those in the congregation will know that we have learned to prevail with God in prayer. They will be encouraged to believe that the Lord’s presence is in the meeting, and will open their hearts to receive His blessing. Their faith in our sincerity will be increased, and they will listen with willing ears to the instruction given.
Our prayers should be full of tenderness and love. When we yearn for a deeper, broader realization of the Saviour’s love, we shall cry to God for more wisdom. If ever there was a need of soul-stirring prayers and sermons, it is now. The end of all things is at hand. O that we could see as we should the necessity of seeking the Lord with all the heart! Then we should find Him.
May God teach His people how to pray. Let the teachers in our schools and the ministers in our churches learn daily in the school of Christ. Then they will pray with earnestness, and their requests will be heard and answered. Then the word will be proclaimed with power. –Gospel Workers, pp. 177, 178.
Question to think about:
Are we able to help others with our prayers?
What kind of prayers do we need right now?
The end of all things is near. Knowing this, what is our heart longing for?