Rev. Ray's' November 11, 2021 Devotion
November 11, 2021, 11:42 AM

Let's be Prayer Warriors on this Thursday!

"Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me." So all the people came near to him and he repaired the altar of the LORD which had been torn down.” 1 Kings 18:30

Elijah rebuilt (repaired) the altar. I can't get my mind off the implication of those words. In the Old Testament there are two things that were priorities for the people of God wherever they made home: They built an altar, and they dug a well. From time to time they had to reopen the well and repair their altar. Could it be that it is time for us to do both in our home and church life again?

Is there evidence of a lack of prayer in our lives? What about our worship? We can become so busy (even in church work) that we fail to spend time sitting at Jesus’ feet (Luke 10:41-42). It is little use to be on the working side of the altar if we ignore the praying side. The Lord says, "You will seek me, and find me when you seek me with all your heart," (Jeremiah 29:13.)

A poem says, "Large petitions with thee bring, for thou art coming to a King." Are you tired of praying too small, and having faith that is like a bird with clipped wings? It was John Bunyan who said, “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.” It is true; God hears what the heart is saying. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Mathew 12:34)

We will be as weak, or as strong, as our prayer life. Don’t be afraid to pray, but rather let the devil be afraid because we pray. It is time for Heaven to come down and glory to fill our Christian homes and churches once again. Elijah rebuilt the altar and prayed big so that others could see the mighty power of God. It is time for powerful men and women of prayer to step up and boldly take hold of the hem of His garment once again.

"Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor,
As a shield today?"

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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