EM Bounds on Prayer

 An entertaining moment by Rick Perry joking about his memory slip from the last debate: http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-perry-cleverly-jokes-about-gaffee-from-last-debate/

 

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Quote from EM Bounds  God and Prayer- The Reality of Prayer “Almighty God is concerned in our praying. He wills it, He commands it, He inspires it. Jesus Christ in Heaven is ever praying. Prayer is His law and His life. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to pray. He prays for us ‘with groanings which cannot be uttered’. All these show the deep concern of God in prayer.  It discloses very clearly how vital it is to His work in this world, and how far-reaching are its possibilities.

 

 “Preaching and the prayers of God’s saints should fully declare and fulfill the will of God for the salvation of all men as they wrestle in their closet for this sublime end.  God’s heart is set on the salvation of all men. This concerns God.  He has declared this in the death of His Son by an unspeakable voice and every movement on earth for this end pleases God. And so He declared that our prayers for the salvation of all men are well pleasing in His sight. The sublime and holy inspiration of pleasing God should ever move us to prayer for all men.  God eyes the closet, and nothing we can do pleases Him better than our large-hearted, ardent praying for all men.  I Tim 2:13    Jesus Christ,…died for all men…On earth He lived and prayed and died for all men. His life, His death, and His exaltation in Heaven all plead for men.  Is there any loftier employment, more honorable, more divine, than to pray for men? To break the thrall which binds them, the hell which holds them and lift them to immortality and eternal life????”

 

 Lord, every single good gift comes from You… 

 

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

 

 

 

435. My son Nicholas keeping us up to date with political affairs

 

436. A fun time with the Pierces and Debbie Friday night

 

437. By prayer daily toil is sanctified and enriched, and pardon is secured, and Satan is defeated! Prayer has all the force of God in it. Prayer can get anything which God has. Thus prayer has all of its plea and its claim in the name of Jesus Christ, and there is nothing too good or great for God to give that name.  God’s children pray.  They ask Him for all things – for everything.  Answered prayer brings God near, and assures men of His being.  None are so needy as man, none are so able and anxious to supply every need and any need as God…Prayer forms the very center of the heart and will of God concerning men. (EM Bounds)
 

438. I, Paula, will ‘Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for concerning ME.’

 

3 thoughts on “EM Bounds on Prayer

  1. Hi Paula,
    I am still thinking about our conversation this morning in the MB! I sure hope that you understood my heart about prayer and our requests that we have. “God eyes the closet, and nothing we can do pleases Him better than our large-hearted, ardent praying for all men.” Your experiences of witnessing remind me that it is God’s work to draw men to Himself, and our prayers for these lost are so valuable too! So, just want you to know that I am praying for the new friends you are meeting, but also am praying for your physical healing. 24 to go. Love and prayer, Esther

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  2. How true are EM’s statements. We must always pray for the conversion of souls so as to bring people to Christ and populate heaven with His Children. It is not only our duty, but our privilege to offer these pleasing prayers to God. Just think, someone prayed us into believing even though we may not know them. How awesome is that?
    I also enjoy immensely your 1000 Gifts from God. Everything is gift if we really think about it from our birth to every breath which we take. All our trials strengthen us so they can be seen as gifts. Our blessing grace us and so they are gifts. Without sadness we would never realize what joy is and vice versa, so these also are gifts from above.
    Our spouses are gifts as are our children, even the food that we eat and the clothes that cover us. Everything is gift if we can only come to realize it.
    God Bless we are praying for you. Kathy

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  3. Oh Esther, I totally understood your heart and the things you shared re; prayer and our requests during our converstion. I am grateful to you and Jackie forwarding the notes from the ladies Bible study. Thanks for keeping a running count on the radiation and for making me laugh too. 🙂

    Kathy, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and insight. Hope you are feeling much better and the pain is less.

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