Believing Prayer

Believing Prayer

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“Why do I see so little fruit from my ministry?” “Why are members of my church so little helped by my ministry?” These were some of the questions pastors asked Reuben Archer Torrey. His answer? “Neglect of prayer.” He reminded them, “You do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2).

Often working in close harmony with Dwight L. Moody, Torrey had seen many miracles and conversions. Born in 1856, he held many crusades around the world before being called to lead what is now Moody Bible Institute.

Torrey observed that many Christians “do not believe in prayer as bringing anything to pass that would not have come to pass even if they had not prayed.” Yes, they pray, but deep down, they don’t really believe that prayer changes things or that their prayers can move mountains.

The same patterns still are true. Many Christians pray at least on a semi-regular basis, but how many really believe that anything is possible if they pray in faith? How many really believe that they can speak to a mountain, and it will “be taken up and cast into a sea?”

How about you? Do you really believe God’s Word? Are you willing to humble yourself and seek His face? Do you really seek first His Kingdom? Do you really believe that prayer matters?

Commit yourself to prayer. Seek God for yourself, for your family, for your country, and for the world.