Putting prayer first every morning
-Men who have done the most for God
Authors: Johnson and Pearl, Bible teachers and founders of:
Pure Gospel and Revival website
(all scriptures are quoted from the KJV Bible, unless otherwise indicated)
- Mark 1:35 KJV “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
- Psalm 55:17 King James Version “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice."
- Psalm 88:13 Amplified Bible “But I have cried out to You, O Lord, for help; And in the morning my prayer will come to You."
- Psalm 143:8-9 KJV “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto Thee to hide me."
- Matthew 26:40-41 Amplified Bible “And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep actively watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the [a]body is weak.”
“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.” －E.M. Bounds
“The first thing that Christians should do every morning is prayer.” －Johnson and Pearl
“If prayer is not our first priority everyday, then it could soon become the last and least important thing.” －Johnson and Pearl
“If Christians do not draw near to God thru prayer first thing every morning, then our flesh will most likely draw near to the world and sin.” －Johnson and Pearl
“No Christian can successfully deny self and crucify his flesh without putting prayer first thing every morning.” －Johnson and Pearl
“One day George Mueller began praying for five of his friends. After many months, one of them came to the Lord. Ten years later, two others were converted. It took 25 years before the fourth man was saved. Mueller persevered in prayer until his death for the fifth friend, and throughout those 52 years he never gave up hoping that he would accept Christ! His faith was rewarded, for soon after Mueller’s funeral the last one was saved.”
“As long as the motive of your prayer is in accordance to God’ will, and glorifies God, then God will surely answer such prayer according to His methods and time. Prayers in accordance to God’s will transcends time and space, because God is a God that transcends time and space. Even if the person that prayed dies, God will still hear and execute such prayer, because God is a God that keeps His word, and He exalts His word above His name.” －Johnson and Pearl
Psalm 138:2 King James Version
2 I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.
“18-year-old Hudson Taylor wandered into his father’s library and read a gospel tract. He couldn’t shake off its message. Finally, falling to his knees, he accepted Christ as his Savior. Later, his mother, who had been away, returned home. When Hudson told her the good news, she said, “I already know. Ten days ago, the very date on which you tell me you read that tract, I spent the entire afternoon in prayer for you until the Lord assured me that my wayward son had been brought into the fold.” －Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989.
“When you least feel like praying, that’s when you need to pray the most!” －Johnson and Pearl
“Don’t wait until you feel like it to pray. You must understand that your flesh would rather think of a million excuses to not pray. Your flesh would rather go do ten natural things than to spend one hour in prayer.” －Johnson and Pearl
“He who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life.” E.M. Bounds
“If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere.” －Leonard Ravenhill
“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.” －John Bunyon
“He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.” －William Law
“The 3 most important tasks that Christ has entrusted to Christian are: overcome sin, pray for revival, and preach the pure gospel (fulfill the Great Commission).” －Johnson and Pearl
“The ultimate purpose of prayer is: praying down God’s will, glory, Holy Spirit outpouring, revival, and God’s kingdom. This is so that Jesus can get as much glory as possible, and that God’s goodness will conquer men’s wickedness, sin, and rebellion." －Johnson and Pearl
What is the pure gospel of Jesus Christ?
“True and False Christian Test”
What is true revival?
The truth about sin