---May 11, 1998
The Lord bless and keep you in His love.
I trust that the enclosed message concerning prayer will lovingly provoke you to begin to seek the Lord as never before. We receive many prayer requests, most of them heart rending and very serious. We lay hands on these written prayer needs and pray fervently that God will heal marriages and relationships, save the lost and bring order out of chaotic situations. Also that God will provide wisdom to help guide many out of financial crises.
Recently, while counseling a Christian man who faced marital, financial and career problems, it dawned on me that he was hoping I would say a prayer or give him some kind of supernatural advise to solve his problems. Yet he admitted he himself does not pray. He watches many hours of television but does not pray or read the Scriptures. I thought to myself - how many Christians today who face incredibly complex and overwhelming problems ever seek God in private prayer?
May I lovingly ask you these questions: Do you diligently seek the Lord with all your heart and strength regarding your problems and needs? Do you give the Lord quality time in secret prayer, waiting on Him? Do you spend at least fifteen to thirty minutes a day studying His Word? If your answer is no - I would have to honestly say that no one else's prayers are going to prevail on your behalf. God expects us all to be in agreement in prayer.
God's Word promises, "...lf you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and soul" (Deuteronomy 4:29).
Until God's people learn to go quickly to the Lord in secret prayer with all their needs and problems and unburden their souls in His presence, there will be constant disorder and despair. Every time I spend unhurried, quality time with my Lord, I come away refreshed, encouraged and confident God is going to make a way.
If, in love, my messages provoke you to get back to praying diligently and in faith - you will one day thank me because you will see God blessing and favoring you on all sides. God deeply loves all who seek His face daily. May God forgive us for neglecting Him days on end. My friend, begin today - go to God and pour out your soul in His holy presence.
We are in much prayer ourselves this month for two very special needs. Will you pray with us that these needs will be met? God is faithful - He will not fail us! We will gladly pray over your prayer requests mailed to my office. They are forwarded directly to my New York City office and we, along with our staff, pray over them faithfully.
God love you!
P.O. Box 260
Lindale, Texas 75771
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