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Be a person of prayer

February 26, 2018
By Ronnie Plyler

Billy Graham was asked a few years ago, “What would you have done differently”?  He responded, “I would have prayed and meditated more”.  He also said he would have traveled less and spoke less but “he would spend more time in prayer if he did it all over.” You can see the minute and a half video at…

Praying people move God to do things He wouldn’t normally do…keep reading!

  • God was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.  Abraham’s relatives were there.  He asked God that if 50 were righteous, would the Lord still destroy the cities.  The Lord said no.  Abraham talked the Lord down to 10 people and God still said no.  (Genesis 18:25).  Sodom was not spared, but Abraham’s persistent prayer caused God to postpone His destruction as Lot and his family departed.
  • In Jonah chapter 3, the people were told that God was going to destroy Nineveh.  The people repented, fasted and prayed.  The King called for prayer and fasting asking the people to seek the Lord as maybe God would spare the city.  The Lord stopped short of destroying Nineveh.
  • In Deuteronomy 9: 12-21…God was going to destroy Israel as Israel had made a golden calf and worshipped it.  Moses intervened through prayer for 40 days and nights, keeping back God’s fury and wrath.

Prayerlessness excludes God from your affairs as you shut Him out of a relationship.

Prayerlessness weakens your Spirit as it starves for communion with His Spirit.

Prayerlessness gives Satan ground to root in.

Jesus, God’s Son, is committed to your prayer.  “Whatever you ask in my name, that I will do (John 14: 13,14).


Go ahead, pray.