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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Praying Without Ceasing by Franklin Graham

No judge or dissenter can thwart the sovereign purposes of a God who hears and answers the pleas of His people. Believers in Jesus Christ can come "boldly to the throne of grace" (Hebrews 4:16), now that His sacrificial death, burial and resurrection has atoned for sins and opened the way into His presence through faith in Him.

And while I am grateful for the privilege of celebrating a national day of prayer, the Bible tells us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This means that we are to be in an ongoing lifestyle of lifting up our thanks and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ.

In most of his letters, the Apostle Paul asked those to whom he wrote to pray for him, so that he would have the strength and boldness he needed to continue to preach Christ and Him crucified. Paul understood and treasured the power of prayerful intercession on his behalf.

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