Charles Haddon Spurgeon was once invited to a special church event, and he was shown the order of service. They had written that Mr. Spurgeon would preach. The famed Spurgeon said, “If there is only one thing that I may do tonight, I want to offer the prayer.” Wise man!
If there is only “one thing” we can do… We can ALL pray! We must pray! We must teach prayer! To be faithful followers of Jesus, real New Testament believers; we must be men and women of prayer!
John Fletcher of Madeley was a great teacher who had a powerful walk with God. In his classroom, he would speak on great topics of the Word of God. Subjects of revival like, the fullness of God’s Holy Spirit or the power and blessing God meant for His people to have.
He would close his lecture and say, “That is the theory; now those who want the practice come along to my study”. They would follow one hour of theory by one and two hours of practice in prayer!
There is a story told of the great pianist Rubinstein. The maestro said,
“If I miss my piano practice one day, I know it.
If I miss my practice two days, my friends know it.
If I miss my exercise three days, the world knows it!”
Does the world know? Do your family and friends know that you are not praying?
Every day, every week and every church service can be filled with the power of God and the miracles of lives changed! We must be a people and a church of prayer!
Let’s keep praying together for a spiritual awakening in our hearts this year!
During our annual conference I went to the conference denominational Cokesbury Bookstore, and starring at the devotional section I spotted the spine of a book titled “Revival Praying”.