of Prayer Life
If ye abide in me, and
my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
The patriarchs were men of prayer, and
God did great things for them. When Jacob left his father's house for a strange
land, he prayed in humble contrition, and in the night season the Lord answered
him through vision. . . . The Lord comforted the lonely wanderer with precious
promises; and protecting angels were represented as stationed on each side of
his path. . . .
Joseph prayed, and he was preserved from
sin amid influences that were calculated to lead him away from God. When
tempted to leave the path of purity and uprightness, he rejected the suggestion
with, "How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
Moses, who was much in prayer, was known
as the meekest man on the face of the earth. . . . While he was leading the
children of Israel through the wilderness, again and again it seemed that they
must be exterminated on account of their murmuring and rebellion. But Moses
went to the true Source of power; he laid the case before the Lord. . . . And
the Lord said, "I have pardoned according to thy word." . . .
Daniel was a man of prayer, and God gave
him wisdom and firmness to resist every influence that conspired to draw him
into the snare of intemperance. Even in his youth he was a moral giant in the
strength of the Mighty One. . . .
In the prison at Philippi, while
suffering from the cruel stripes they had received, their feet fast in the
stocks, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praise to God; and angels were sent from
heaven to deliver them. The earth shook under the tread of these heavenly
messengers, and the prison doors flew open, setting the prisoners free.
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Prayer takes hold upon Omnipotence, and
gains us the victory.
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