The Disinfectant of Prayer
Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance. Psalm 2:8
Reverend E. M. Bounds wrote nine books on the subject of prayer, and we can open any of them to any page, read any paragraph, and be convicted, encouraged, and motivated. For example, in his 1920 book, Purpose in Prayer, Bounds wrote: “The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be and the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. Prayer in one phrase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice which goes into God’s ear, and it lives as long as God’s ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God’s heart is alive to holy things. God shapes the world by prayer.”
The role prayer plays in our lives as overcomers is essential. Fervent, consistent prayer keeps us close to God and will help us resist Satan’s attempts at discouraging our walk. Prayer disinfects the air around us and advances God’s cause on the earth.
Everything depends upon prayer, and yet we neglect it, not only to our own spiritual hurt but also to the delay and injury of our Lord’s cause upon earth. E. M. Bounds
Why is it So Hard for Christians to Pray by David Wilkerson