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Moses Prayers

God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations!

Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God and turned to Him in fervent prayer. God responded with a series of amazing miracles that proved He, alone, was the true God, and challenged the people of Israel to obey God’s Word.

A Lake in Montana

A Lake in Montana

Let’s consider another impossible situation from earlier in Israel’s history. God chose Abraham out of a pagan society and made a very important covenant with him. God asked Abraham to leave his country and family for a new land He would show him. Just imagine what a difficult thing God was asking Abraham to do. It was nearly an impossible challenge for Abraham, but he pulled up stakes and left his home in Ur of the Chaldeans, never turning back. God graciously blessed Abraham’s trust, declaring him to be righteous in His sight.

Now consider the children of Israel and another impossible situation in this timeline.

  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, twelve sons
  • A famine
  • Down to Egypt they go
  • They are led into slavery
  • After 400 years of slavery they cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliver, Moses
  • There was much talking by Moses and miracles showing Egypt God’s judgment for refusing to let His people go free.
  • Now they are free and traveling towards the good land of Israel as God promised

Then they arrived at to the Red Sea, facing another impossible situation

They were walled in on four sides:

  • Behind: the army of Egypt
  • In front: the Red Sea
  • On the left: mountains
  • On the right: mountains

So what could they do?

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

They cried to the Lord, and the Lord made a way through the Red Sea.
This is by means of another miracle led by Moses listening to God and following God’s command.

God’s people were griping and complaining while Moses was listening to God’s Word and depending on God’s grace.

God loves impossible situations!

God will always make a way through life’s challenges and difficulties if we believe Him, pray and trust Him.

Learn to pray through the rough situations that come your way and obey God.

God will put you in impossible situations to prove that He is God.

Morning Meditation on the Word

Meditation on Bible verses in the morning is a great way to start the day and to listen to God. What does God say? God’s Word is exactly what God wants to say to us. The words of the Bible are worth reflecting on prayerfully. A great verse is Genesis 24:63, “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes…”   Both morning  and evening are great times for meditation.

Columbia River in Washington looking toward Oregon - great place for meditation

Columbia River in Washington looking toward Oregon – great place for meditation

Psalms 119:97-100 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

Prayer that Works

James talks about Elijah, who had learned how to pray “prayer that works“. God answered his prayers. But Elijah had to learn to pray.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

The Bible scripture is James 5:16-18
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Let us not give up in learning how to pray. Jesus knew how to pray, and so His disciples asked Him how to pray. Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, Peter, Paul, and the apostle John all learned how to pray.

How to Learn to Pray like Moses

Think of the place God had in Moses’ life, as the God who had sent him, the God to whom he was totally devoted, the God who had promised to be with him, and who would and did always help him when he prayed.

Now for the practical application:  How to learn to pray like Moses?  We cannot secure this grace by an act of the will.  Out first lesson must be the sense of impotence.  Then grace will work it in us, slowly and surely, if we give ourselves into its training.  But though the training will be gradual, there is one thing that can be done at once. We can at once decide to give ourselves to this life and take up the right position.  Do this now.  Take the decision, to LIVE ENTIRELY TO BE A CHANNEL FOR GOD’S BLESSING TO FLOW THROUGH YOU TO THE WORLD.  TAKE THE STEP.  If need be, take ten minutes for deliberate thought.  Accept the Divine appointment, and take up some object of intercession.

Take time, say a week, and get firm hold on the elementary truths Moses’ example teaches.  As a music teacher insists upon practicing the scales—only practice makes perfect.  Set yourself to learn thoroughly and to apply the needed first lessons.  God seeks men through whom He can bless the world.  Say definitely, Here am I.  I will give my life to this.  Cultivate large faith in the simple truth:  God hears prayer; God will do what I ask.

Give yourself wholly to men as to God, and set your eyes open to a sense of the need of a perishing world.  Take your position in Christ, and in the power which His Name, and Life and Spirit give you, and go on practicing definite intercession.

These are quotes from The Inner Chamber by Andrew Murray.

Moses the Man of Prayer

Before Moses was the patriarchal dispensation with the family life, and the power the fathers had, marking it.  Moses is the first man appointed to be a teacher and leader of men.  In him we find wonderful illustrations of the place and power of intercession in the servant of God.

Moses’ Prayers—In Egypt, from his first call, Moses prayed.  He asked God what he was to say to the people, 3:11-13.   He told Him all his weakness, and besought Him to be relieved of his mission, 4:1-13.   When the people reproached him that their burdens were increased, he went and told God, 5:22, and he made known to Him all his fears, 6:12.  This was his first training.  Out of this was born his power in prayer when, time after time, Pharaoh asked him to entreat the Lord for him, and deliverance came at Moses’ request (8:8-9, 12,

28-31; 9:28-29, 33; 10:17-18).  Study these passages until you come under the full impression of how real a factor in Moses’ work and God’s redemption prayer was.

At the Red Sea, Moses cried to God with the people and the answer came (14:15).  In the wilderness when the people thirsted, and when Amalek attacked them, it was also prayer that brought deliverance (17:4, 11).

At Sinai, when Israel made the Golden Calf, it was prayer that averted the threatened destruction, 32:11, and 14.  It was renewed prayer that gained them restoration, 32:31.  It was more prayer that secured God’s presence to go with them (33:17), and once again it was prayer that brought the revelation of God’s glory (33:19).  And when that had been given it was fresh prayer that received the renewal of the covenant, 34:9-10.

In Deuteronomy we have a wonderful summary of all this, 9:18-20, 26.  We see with what intensity he prayed, and how in one case it was for forty days and forty nights that he fell on his face before the Lord, 9:25; 10:10.

In Numbers we read of Moses’ prayer quenching the fire of the Lord, 11:2, and obtaining the supply of meat, 11:2, 11, of prayer healing Miriam, 12:13; of prayer again saving the nation when they refused to go into the land, 14:17-20.   Prayer brought down judgment on Korah, 16:15, and when God would consume the whole congregation, prayer made atonement, 46.   Prayer brought water out of the rock, 22:6, and in answer to prayer the brazen serpent was given, 21:7.  To prayer God’s will was made known in the case of difficulty, 27:5, and Joshua given as Moses’ successor, 16.

Study all this until your whole heart is filled with the thought of the part prayer must play, may play, in the life of the man who would be God’s servant to his fellowmen.

As we study, the parts will unite into a living whole and Moses will be to us a living model for our prayer life.  We shall learn what is needed to be an intercessor. The lessons that will come to us will be such as these:

I see Moses was a man given up to God, zealous, yea, zealous for God, for His honour and will.

These are quotes from The Inner Chamber by Andrew Murray.

Moses was a Man Given up to God

I see Moses was a man given up to God, zealous, yea, zealous for God, for His honour and will.  A man, too, absolutely given up to his people, ready to sacrifice himself, if they may be saved.

(The more one is given to God, the more prayers will be effective – Drew)

A man conscious of a Divine calling to act as mediator, to be the link, the channel of communication and blessing, between a God in heaven and men on earth.  A life so entirely possessed by this mediatorial consciousness that nothing can be more simple and natural than to expect that God will hear.

I see here God in answer to the prayers of one man saves and blesses those He has entrusted to him, and does what He would not do without it.  I see how the whole government of God has taken up prayer into its plan as one of its constituent parts.  I see how heaven is filled with the life and power and blessing earth needs, and how the prayer of earth is the power to bring that blessing down.

I see above all how prayer is an index of the spiritual life, and how prayer depends upon my relation to God, and the consciousness of being His representative.  He entrusts His work to me, and the more simple and entire my devotion to His interests are, the more natural and certain becomes the assurance that He hears me.

Think of the place God had in Moses’ life, as the God who had sent him, the God to whom he was totally devoted, the God who had promised to be with him, and who would and did always help him when he prayed.

These are quotes from The Inner Chamber by Andrew Murray.