Expectant in Prayer

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

As many as one million people may have become Christians under the ministry of Dwight L. Moody. And he knew that a major reason for this impact was his commitment to prayer.

His close associate, R.A. Torrey, once commented, “Time and time again, he was confronted by obstacles that seemed insurmountable, but he always knew the way to surmount and to overcome all difficulties…He knew and believed in the deepest depths of his soul that ‘nothing was too hard for the Lord’ and that prayer could do anything that God could do.”

Torrey recalled how, on many nights, he and Moody would pray “far into the night…crying to God, just because Mr. Moody urged us to wait upon God until we received His blessing. How many men and women I have known whose lives and characters have been transformed by those nights of prayer and who have wrought mighty things in many lands because of those nights of prayer!”

When Moody needed $20,000, he told Torrey, “I am going to get it by prayer.” The money “came in such a way that it was clear that it came from God in direct answer to prayer.”

Moody once wrote, “I believe in definite prayer. Abraham prayed for Sodom. Moses interceded for the children of Israel. How often our prayers go all around the world, without real definite asking for anything! And often, when we do ask, we don’t expect anything. Many people would be surprised if God did answer their prayers.”

Today, you may need finances or wisdom. Friends or family members may have needs. Do not be doubtful. God wants you to believe Him. Seek Him about your specific needs. And then expect Him to answer your prayers!