by Steve Wagers

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An Invitation You Just Can't Refuse
Steve Wagers
Jeremiah 33:3

I want to share with you the following obituary, that I read, several ago, in a

"Mrs. Prayer Meeting died recently at the First Neglected Church on Worldly Avenue. Born many years ago in the midst of a great revival, she was one of the most influential members of the church family.

For the past several years, Mrs. Prayer Meeting has been failing in health. At the last, she was but a shadow of her former self. Her last whispered words were inquiries concerning the absence of her loved one, now busy in the markets of trade and places of worldly amusements.

Experts, including Dr. Works, Dr. Reform, and Dr. Joiner, all disagreed as to the cause of her fatal illness. They had administered large doses of organizations and socials, but to no avail. A postmortem autopsy showed that a deficiency of spiritual food, coupled with a lack of faith and general support, were contributing causes. Only a few were present at her death.

In honor of her going, the church doors will be closed on Wednesday nights!"

Sad to say, this obituary could be read over many churches, as well as, many Christians today. This is an awful, and a tragic death, because it shows the relation of spiritual prayer to spiritual power. You see, the dearth of prayer means the dearth of power; and, the death of prayer means the death of power. Simply put, where there is NO PRAYER, THERE IS NO POWER!

The fact of the matter is, that God has done everything possible to excite, incite, and invite us to pray. However, the reality is that, we do everything but pray.

No doubt if you and I were to receive an invitation to the White House, we would move heaven and earth to get there. Yet, we have received a divine invitation from the Creator of the universe to talk with him, and spend time with Him in prayer.

In Jeremiah 33:3, God reveals to Jeremiah, what many have called, "th ...

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