"Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power. No other means of grace can be substituted, and the health of the soul be preserved. Prayer brings the heart into immediate contact with the Wellspring of life, and strengthens the sinew and muscle of the religious experience. Neglect the exercise of prayer, or engage in prayer spasmodically, now and then, as seems convenient, and you lose your hold on God. The spiritual faculties lose their vitality, the religious experience lacks health and vigor"
WOW what a powerful statement to say the least. The statement above is from a book called Gospel Workers written by a well published deceased Seventh-day Adventist writer named Ellen G. White.
There is no doubt that without true hearted prayer our relationship with Jesus and any possibility of going deeper with Him is basically impossible. The bible tells us that after having a very busy Sabbath day teaching and healing the multitude into the late evening (perhaps even early morning). Jesus, "...in the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there." (Mk. 1:38)
Though he had had an exhausting Sabbath Jesus understood that unless He spent time in prayer with His Father He had no strength. He needed daily of the Spirit of God!
Our church today has begun 40 Days of prayer and devotions. It's a book written by a pastor named Dennis Smith you can check out his website and books here. I challenged our church today and also challenge those reading this post to join us, buy the book using the link above or you can also buy it at the Adventist Book Center or if you prefer to speak to someone call 334-272-6450 they'll ship anywhere.
Take note though I have already noticed the devil getting angry. This will happen when we step out of our comfort zone and truly seek our Lord. But fear not If God is for us who can be against us?
So will you join us? Will you step out of your comfort zone for these 40days and see what God can do?