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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

EXAMPLES OF PRAYING MEN... by E.M. Bounds

This week so many have been encouraged by the the prayer articles I posted from the JCSM Study Centre, so I have included this one on 'Examples of Praying Men'. Whether you are male or female it doesn't matter to the Lord, as long as you have a praying heart!

Oh! that we would see great prayer warriors raised up from among us! My friend Ps. mark Ritchie is one such warrior... he is starting up a 'Prayer Centre' in the Phillipines, maybe we could start there by praying for him, or maybe we could pray for my other dear friend and colleague, Guy Russell who's just been told that his cancer has come back, or for Ps. David Cartlege, who has a significant brain tumour and is due to be operated on this week... Matt 18:19 "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

Maybe you have other burdens on which you can pray, whatever they are we can start right now and by reading these examples of praying men we will be encouraged to do so;

Examples of Praying Men
The act of praying is the very highest energy of which the human mind is capable; praying, that is, with the total concentration of the faculties. The great mass of worldly men and of learned men are absolutely incapable of prayer. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

BISHOP WILSON says: In H. Martyn's journal the spirit of prayer, the time he devoted to the duty, and his fervor in it are the first things which strike me." Payson wore the hard-wood boards into grooves where his knees pressed so often and so long. His biographer says: "His continuing instant in prayer, be his circumstances what they might, is the most noticeable fact in his history, and points out the duty of all who would rival his eminency. To his ardent and persevering prayers must no doubt be ascribed in a great measure his distinguished and almost uninterrupted success."... Continue reading

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