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July 1

Arrows of the Almighty



Never Stop Praying

"Never Stop Praying!" (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

     So many are in what appears to be impossible situations. You may be one who fells you have lost all opportunities to proceed with your dreams - no future! Many are facing troubles today they never thought they'd see. Today we all need to discover the power of prayer and what can take place through prayer. It stands out in Scripture, prayer can dramatically change situations, people, and the very course of nature itself.
     The most important truth about prayer is that it changes the one praying more than anything else. God has allowed hardship and difficulty in our lives for one big reason, so that He can reveal Himself and put His power and glory on display for those who are trusting and watching. When we pray, we're acknowledging our weakness. And we're acknowledging our need for divine help.
     God is reminding me that it's because we do not pray enough that we are fearful and doubting. Confess your weakness to Him, admit your need. To think you do not need God is most foolish because we all do. After all, the One man who could have had God move on His behalf spent hours, all night vigils praying, listening to God's call and directives for Him. Yes, Jesus Christ prayed all the time! We read repeatedly in the Gospels that Jesus prayed a lot, it was His source of strength.
     Yes, He would spend the night in prayer. He would rise up early while the disciples were still sleeping to pray. And as the crucifixion approached, He turned to the Father in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane pleading, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will" (Matthew 26:39).
     So, if Jesus, who was God, prayed a lot, then you and I need to pray a lot too. More than we are now. God will guide.








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