Tag Archives: Discipleship

The Law of Prayer

Jesus Christ, God’s Leader and Commander of His people, lived and suffered under this law of prayer. All His personal conquests in His life on earth were won by obedience to this law, while the conquests which have been won by His representatives since He ascended to heaven, were gained only when this condition of prayer was heartily and fully met. Christ was under this one prayer condition. His Apostles were under the same prayer condition. His saints are under it, and even His angels are under it. By every token, therefore, preachers are under the same prayer law. Not for one moment are they relieved or excused from obedience to the law of prayer. It is their very life, the source of their power, the secret of their religious experience and communion with God.

– E. M. Bounds, The Weapon of Prayer

Dependent Upon Prayer

Real praying lies at the foundation of all real success of the ministry in the things of God. The stability, energy and facility with which God’s kingdom is established in this world are dependent upon prayer. God has made it so, and so God is anxious for men to pray.

– E. M. Bounds, The Weapon of Prayer

The Ministry of Prayer

Blessed, indeed, are those disciples whom Jesus Christ, in this day, calls into a more intimate fellowship with Him, and who, readily responding to the call, are found much on their knees before Him. Distressing, indeed, is the condition of those servants of Jesus who, in their hearts, are averse to the exercise of the ministry of prayer.

– E. M. Bounds, The Weapon of Prayer

The Beauty in Suffering

The following poem, the Lord gave to me last year on May 28th.

The Apostle Paul teaches us that to know our Lord Jesus in the power of His resurrection, we must also fellowship in His suffering.

There are two recorded times in the New Testament when the answer was “no” to a request in prayer. The first is was our Lord Himself in the garden the night before His crucifixion. The other is the Apostle Paul’s request for the thorn to be removed. In both cases the cross was necessary for life. – Terry

Please consider supporting our work! Donate to One Common Life Christian Mission. Thank you and God bless you!

As Was the Lord Himself, So Also Must Be Those Whom He has Called To Be His Disciples

Our Lord is the pattern for all preachers, and, with Him, prayer was the law of life. By it He lived. It was the inspiration of His toil, the source of His strength, the spring of His joy. With our Lord prayer was no sentimental episode, nor an afterthought, nor a pleasing, diverting prelude, nor an interlude, nor a parade or form. For Jesus, prayer was exacting, all-absorbing, paramount. It was the call of a sweet duty to Him, the satisfying of a restless yearning, the preparation for heavy responsibilities, and the meeting of a vigorous need. This being so, the disciple must be as his Lord, the servant as his Master. As was the Lord Himself, so also must be those whom He has called to be His disciples.

– E. M. Bounds, The Weapon of Prayer