The blessed provision which God has made for all His saints in every age is PRAYER. How little we realize the value of this marvelous provision! How much more use all His Saints might make of it every day and every moment! Take one of the familiar verses in the Psalms and think it over. "And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee and thou shalt praise Me" (Psalm 50:15). Think of it-- God, an omnipotent God is speaking to His creature. He wants us to seek His face, to come in His presence. "Call upon Me in the day of trouble." Do not look any where else, do not turn to human beings, but look and turn to Me. And a God, who cannot lie, the God of Truth assures His child. "I will deliver thee." What a pledge and what an assurance! The Lord of infinite wealth and resources, the Lord of all power, who controls all agencies saith, "I will deliver thee." There is nothing too hard for the Lord. He just asks the opportunity of His people to manifest His power in their behalf. Unbelief so often robs Him of that opportunity.
And still greater stands out this blessed provision in the New Testament. "And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it" (John 14:13-14). What words these are! And how many similar promises came from the lips of the Son of God! And here are His people in a world of adversity, a world under Satan's power, tried and tested; in a world where we may glorify Him and be used by Him in service for eternity, and yet how little after all we make constant use of His blessed provision for us! As darkness becomes denser, as the enemy's attacks become more furious, perplexities abound and difficulties increase, we all need to give ourselves to prayer as never before. And we may confidently expect the manifestation of His power in our behalf. "Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).