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May 23—A Pearl for Today “Pray continually” (1 Thess. 5:17 NIV). PRAYER: THE POWER LINE “Satan trembles when even the weakest saint is on his knees,” so the old saying goes. The following quotation sits on my desk to remind me of the importance of prayer: “He who fails to pray, limits himself to his own ability.” Perhaps you’ve also heard, “A day hemmed in prayer is less likely t...

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March 21—A Pearl for Today “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry” (Ps. 34:15 NASB). CRYING FOR HELP IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES A busy lifeguard was once asked how he could distinguish a cry for help from the playful noises of a crowded beach: screams of people getting dunked, kids playing volleyball, mothers yelling for lost children, and such. He re...

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January 13—Prayer The word for today is prayer. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7). “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding a...

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