George Mueller, a nineteenth century man of God, was known for his total dependency on God in prayer.
At the age of 38, he began to pray persistently for the salvation of five people. Every day, come rain or shine, he pleaded with God for their salvation.
Eighteen months passed before the first came to Christ.
Mueller thanked God, and continued interceding for the other four. It was five years before number two repented. Mueller continued his daily prayers.
Six years later, the third was saved.
Of the last two, Mueller confidently wrote,
“They are not converted yet, but they will be.”
In 1897, 52 years after he had begun to lay their names before the throne of grace, they, too, were saved!
The believers at Rome were reassured, “…without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers” (Romans 1:9).
The word “mention” means, “I recited your name and needs to the Lord.”
“Always” speaks of faithfulness, persistence, and without fail.
David Jeremiah said, “God is at work in response to our prayers, whether we see something happening or not. If we are truly praying, ‘Thy will be done,’ forces are at work beyond our comprehension – and often, beyond our vision. But they are working just the same.”
Prayer is much like the ring which Queen Elizabeth gave to the Earl of Essex, bidding him if he were in any distress send that ring to her, and she would help him.
God commands His people, if they are in any difficult or impossible situations, to send this ring to Him, “Call to me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me” (Psalm 50:15).
“Prayers never die” (E. M. Bounds).
Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center
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