The Modern Day Christian and Prayer by Donald Cantrell

The Modern Day Christian and Prayer
Donald Cantrell
Matthew 6: 5, Mark 11:24

Mat 6:5 KJV - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Mar 11:24 KJV - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

''It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.''
Henry Ward Beecher

True Commitment

A journalist was assigned to the Jerusalem bureau of his newspaper. He gets an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. After several weeks he realizes that whenever he looks at the wall he sees an old Jewish man praying vigorously.

The journalist wondered whether there was a publishable story here. He goes down to the wall, introduces himself and says: ''You come every day to the wall. What are you praying for?''

The old man replies: ''What am I praying for? In the morning I pray for world peace, then I pray for the brotherhood of man. I go home, have a glass of tea, and I come back to the wall to pray for the eradication of illness and disease from the earth.''

The journalist is taken by the old man's sincerity and persistence. ''You mean you have been coming to the wall to pray every day for these things?''

The old man nods.

''How long have you been coming to the wall to pray for these things?''

The old man becomes reflective and then replies: ''How long? Maybe twenty, twenty-five years.''

The amazed journalist finally asks: ''How does it feel to come and pray every day for over 20 years for these things?''

''How does it feel?'' the old man replies. ''It feels like I'm talking to a wall.''
Atheist Prayer Line

They have Dial-a-Prayer for atheists now. You call up and it rings and rings but nobody answers.

Introduction:

Prayer is as essential to the Chr ...


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