Day 9 - Always Pray
The Bible tells us that Elijah had the same passions as you and I. In other words, he had the same failings we have. He faced the same temptations. He was plagued by the same fears and doubts, but he was a man of faith, a man of prayer.
There was another man who meant so much to me; he was a South African by the name of William Duma. He was a man who did nothing without praying. He spent more time praying than anything else. That is why, when he laid his hands on the dead, they were raised.
Another man that comes to mind is Smith Wigglesworth, a humble man but a man of prayer. There are more than ten documented cases of people who were raised from the dead through his ministry. He said, “I never pray for more than thirty minutes; but I never let thirty minutes go by without praying.” You see, that’s the difference. Some people want to talk all the time. Let’s stop talking and rather see what God has to say about the matter.
Luke 18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
PRAYER: Father God, thank You for the reminder that I should always pray. I know that sometimes my prayers lack conviction. Help me to speak positively about situations I have prayed about. Help me to pray, believing You for the answers according to Your will. Amen.
The content for this devotional was adapted from "Peace in His Presence" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.