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21 Days of Prayer

Day 18 - Start Praying and See God Move

I know that when people pray, God works. I am passionate about prayer. When you pray you need to go into your prayer closet every morning. You see, prayer is really talking to Jesus. 

They say that James Hudson Taylor, the man who started the China Inland Mission, was not a great preacher. When he was home on furlough from China, he became well known. A journalist came to interview the Englishman who was shaking China, and attended a Bible study where Taylor was present. He did not impress the journalist. Disappointed, the journalist wondered how he was going to write an interesting article about Taylor and his work. 

Right at the end of the evening, the group began to pray. And that’s when the tide changed. The journalist reported that he had never in his life heard a man talking to God like Taylor did. He said that he then realized who this great giant of the Christian faith was: he was a man of prayer. I want to say to you today, start praying and you’ll see God move.

Acts 6:4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

PRAYER: Almighty God, You have given me the wonderful gift of prayer. Help me to make prayer a way of life. I ask that You would work in my heart and life so that You might give me a passion and yearning for prayer. Amen.

The content for this devotional was adapted from "Peace in His Presence" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.