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How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 19 (Praying Through the Bible #295)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Ephesians 6:18-20

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 294 messages in this series.

This is message #295 titled, How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 19.

As we have considered the types of prayer that we should employ in spiritual warfare, we have discussed: the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, the prayer of request or supplication, the prayer of intercession, the prayer of thanksgiving, the prayer of worship, the prayer of consecration, the private prayer, and the silent prayer. Today, we are going to continue looking at another type of prayer that we began looking at last week — the prayer of forgiveness.

Last week, we saw that the prayer of forgiveness is based upon Jesus’ words in Mark 11:25: “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” In other words, any time of prayer is a time to forgive — especially if we want God to forgive us of our sins, faults, and failures. It is easy for us to remember those who have offended us because our human nature holds on to grudges. But when we are praying to God, we ought to let go of those offenses and forgive those who have wronged us. Jesus taught that our forgiveness of others precipitates His forgiveness of us. What better way to let God know that we have chosen to forgive someone than through prayer to Him?

The prayer of forgiveness is something that we will likely have to engage in every day. C.S. Lewis said, “This is hard. It is perhaps not so hard to forgive a single great injury. But to forgive the incessant provocations of daily life—to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son—how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand and by meaning our words when we say in our prayers, ‘Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us.’ We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what He says.”

If you want to be successful in prayer, in your Christian walk, and in spiritual warfare, let go of unforgiveness. Don’t hold on to the wrongs or perceived wrongs that others have committed against you. Follow Jesus’ heart and example when He prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Often, forgiving someone in our hearts is all God requires, and telling the forgiven party that they are forgiven is unnecessary, as it can lead to pride on the part of the person who is doing the forgiving. So, pray, forgive, and be victorious in spiritual warfare.

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 16 (Praying Through the Bible #293)

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Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Ephesians 6:18-20

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 291 messages in this series.

As you know, today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It isn’t talked about much, but the Baptist preacher and civil rights leader was a man of prayer and a man who believed in the power of prayer. One author wrote an entire book on Dr. King’s prayer life. In light of the commemorations going on today, allow me to begin with this quote from one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons titled “The Misuse of Prayer,” which comes down to us in the form of a handwritten sermon outline. He wrote: “There can be no gainsayng of the fact that prayer is as natural to the human organism as the rising of the sun is to the cosmic order. Samuel Johnson was once asked what the strongest argument for prayer was, and he replied, ‘Sir, there is no argument for prayer.’ Now Johnson did not mean by this that prayer is irrational — far from it. He meant, rather, to stress the fact that prayer is first of all a native tendency. Prayer is indigenous to the human spirit. It represents a throbbing desire of the human heart. As Thomas Carlyle stated in a letter to a friend, ‘Prayer is and remains the native and deepest impulse of the soul of man.’ We often try to call prayer ‘absurd and presumptuous.’ But a yearning so age-long and deep-rooted cannot be slain by a couple of adjectives. Men have often tried to dismiss it by affirming that the pressing rigidity of natural law makes it impossible. But such a declaration is unconvincing, for there is something deep down within us that makes us know that God works in a paradox of unpredictable newness and trustworthy faithfulness. And even the most devout atheist will at times cry out for the God that his theory denies. Men always have prayed and men always will pray.”

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 292 messages in this series.

This is message #293 titled, How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 17.

As we have considered the types of prayer that we should employ in spiritual warfare, we have discussed: the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, the prayer of request or supplication, the prayer of intercession, the prayer of thanksgiving, the prayer of worship, and the prayer of consecration, and the private prayer. Today, we are going to continue looking at another type of prayer — silent prayer or contemplative prayer.

Silent prayer is inaudible communication between God and the one praying. Last week, we read about Hannah who, in asking the Lord for a son, “spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard.”

Silent prayer allows us to obey the command to “pray without ceasing” because, as one commentator puts it, silent prayer enables us “to be in a constant state of God-consciousness, where we take every thought captive to Him and bring every situation, plan, fear, or concern before His throne. Unceasing prayer will include prayers that are spoken, whispered, shouted, sung, and silent as we direct our thoughts of praise, petition, supplication, and thanksgiving to God.”

Sometimes, we find that words are difficult to come by when trying to express our deepest feelings toward God. It is at these times that we can come to God in silence trusting that He knows us better than we know ourselves. We can sit in silence, without the distractions of the world, and contemplate God’s presence in our lives and our place in His plan. During times of silent prayer, we are often able to hear God’s “still, small voice.” Mother Teresa said, ‘God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence with God to be able to touch souls for God.’

Of course sitting in silent or contemplative prayer requires great mental discipline. Too often when we start off in prayer or meditation, we let our minds wander to the next thing on our to-do list, or a bill that needs to be paid, or a conflict with a co-worker. One way to overcome this is to get into the habit of redirecting all of your thoughts into prayer. Whatever comes to your mind, immediately pray about it. The next thing you need to do? Ask that God would help you get it done quickly and efficiently. Conflict with another person? Ask God to give you wisdom in dealing with the situation. Guilt over a sin you committed? Confess it to God and ask for forgiveness.

Going before God in silence and contemplation is an opportunity to simply rest in His presence, meditate on who He is, and communicate your deepest feelings to Him. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him,” David wrote. Make use of this type of prayer because it can strengthen and invigorate you for the spiritual battles in life. As Moses told Israel, “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”

Witness Lee wrote:

My soul, be silent, wait upon the Lord!
Learn to deny thy thought and all thy will.
Learn to let God anoint thee with Himself
And thru thy prayer His purposes fulfill.

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 15 (Praying Through the Bible #291)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Ephesians 6:18-20

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 290 messages in this series.

This is message #291 titled, How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 15.

Today, we are going to continue looking at how we should employ private prayer in spiritual warfare. Our great example in private prayer is Jesus Christ Himself who often “went up into a mountain apart to pray” or “rose up a great while before day, departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” He even commanded us to pray more often in our closets rather than in public to guard against carrying out this duty for the praise or applause of others.

Tim Keller said, “The infallible test of spiritual integrity is your private prayer life. Many people will pray when they are required by cultural or social circumstances. However, those with a genuinely lived relationship with God as Father will inwardly want to pray and therefore will pray even though nothing on the outside is pressing them to do so. They pursue it even during times of spiritual dryness, when there is no social or experiential payoff.” We saw a great example of this in the life of David. Many of his prayers, as recorded in the Psalms, were written while he was alone and in distressing circumstances.

Jesus’ admonishment that we ought to enter into our closets or some other private chamber in order to pray is still a good practice today. However, some have pointed out that, for many, the point of Jesus’ command — to be alone with God — may be a hard reality to bring about in their actual place of residence — even if they are the only person living there. When the first disciples received this command, they didn’t have televisions, radios, landlines, smartphones, tablets, iPods, or computers. You probably have all of these things — and multiple versions of these things — in your house. You probably have one or more in each room, not counting the phone that seems to be glued to your hand at all times. If your private office is your “prayer closet,” you are not really fulfilling the command to private prayer if you have one eye on your Facebook feed.

In the first century, the place of activity was outside the home, while the home was the place of calm. Today, the home is just as busy, if not busier, than the outdoors. That is why some have suggested finding your “prayer closet” among nature. Leave your phone and your iPod behind and go for a fifteen- to thirty-minute prayer walk in the park or around your block. Jordan Monson said Jesus’ command to private prayer is “prayer without distraction. The message is the same, but the means have reversed. One of the best ways to close the door in the 21st century is to open the door and leave your home to go on a prayer walk. This is the opposite of shutting yourself in a room, but it accomplishes the same purpose in our era.” Not only must you often shut the physical door to bar personal interaction, but you must also shut the digital door to bar mental distraction when you pray.

If you don’t spend time in private prayer, you won’t have the power to be victorious in spiritual warfare.

Joseph Hart wrote:

Prayer is appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give:
Long as they live should Christians pray;
They learn to pray when first they live.

’Tis prayer that supports the soul that’s weak;
Though thought be broken and language lame,
Pray, if thou can or cannot speak;
But pray with faith in Jesus’ name.

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

The World’s Darkest Hour, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 398 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 765 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and remembering God, Jesus Christ, and their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39:

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

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The last twenty-four hours in the life of Christ were the darkest in history, yet it was the darkness just before the dawn. I believe that history repeats itself. And when the world comes to that moment of despair — that moment when it is about to blow itself apart, that moment when it seems there is no solution — at that moment, the sun will rise. The kingdom of God shall come because we have the promise in Scripture that Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is coming back to this earth again. He is going to set up His kingdom and then shall the prayer that He taught be answered, “Thy kingdom come.”

But before the triumph, before the crown, before the kingdom, before the victory, there had to come the suffering. Before you can share in Christ’s victory, before you can have a new life here and now, before you can go to heaven, before you can claim the promise that we shall someday reign with Christ, you, too, must come to that same cross. You, too, must come in simple faith and stand at the foot of that cross and receive the Saviour who was willing to go to the cross.

Look at Jesus on the night before He died. He has had the last supper with the disciples in the upper room, and they have gone now to the Mount of Olives. Now they are in the garden that is called Gethsemane. And Jesus leaves eight of His disciples on the outskirts of the garden and He takes three with Him — Peter, James and John. He goes a little further into the garden, and He tells these three disciples to watch and pray. Then He goes about a stone’s throw farther along and falls prostrate on the ground and begins the agonizing prayer. Before He was finished, the Bible says, “He sweat, as it were, great drops of blood.”

What agony! How Christ must have prayed that night. Many times in Scripture you find Christ praying all night. If Jesus Christ had to pray all night, what about us today? With our racism and bigotry, with our political and cultural division, with the problem of crime getting worse with every passing day, with all the social problems that we face in the world, the personal problems, and the problem of sin, we are not praying. We are not calling upon God. We give lip service to God, but our hearts are far from Him.

There are Christians living in America, and Christian influence has been felt in this country; but we today are a heathen, pagan nation. We are away from God. We have beautiful churches, but our hearts are far from God. We are not spending time in prayer. We are living today in the blackest hour in history since the last twenty-four hours of the life of Christ. We are living on the brink of hell itself, the brink of annihilation. And we are not praying. We are not calling upon God. What strength would God give us — what changes would be wrought if we pray in our dark hour like Jesus prayed in the world’s darkest hour!

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 13 (Praying Through the Bible #289)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Ephesians 6:18-20

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

— PRAYER —

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 288 messages in this series.

This is message #289 titled, Prayer:How to Win at Spiritual Warfare Through Prayer, Part 13.

Billy Graham said “The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”

F.B. Meyer said “Consecration is not the act of our feelings but of our will.”

Alexander MacLaren said “The root of all steadfastness is in consecration to God.”

As we have considered the types of prayer that we should avail ourselves of in spiritual warfare, we have discussed: the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, the prayer of request or supplication, the prayer of intercession, the prayer of thanksgiving, and the prayer of worship. Today, we will look at another type of prayer — the prayer of consecration.

According to the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, “Consecration is the separation of persons, utensils, buildings, or places from everyday secular uses for exclusive dedication to holy or sacred use. In the Bible consecration was effected through an appropriate rite or vow. Hebrew expressions imply “separation”, “dedication”, or “ordination”. NT references are fewer, but they frequently connote the idea of holiness.In church usage, especially among hierarchical denominations, the term describes solemn rites that establish a bishop or other official in his office. It is also used to describe dedication of shrines, reliquaries, cathedrals, elements of the Mass, and lesser objects or buildings set aside for ecclesiastical functions.”

E.M. Bounds said, “Consecration is the voluntary set dedication of one’s self to God, an offering definitely made, and made without any reservation whatsoever. It is the setting apart of all we are, all we have, and all we expect to have or be, to God first of all. Almighty God is in view and He is the end of all consecration. It is a separation of one’s self to God, a devotement of all that one is and has to a sacred use. It is the voluntary putting of one’s self in God’s Hands to be used sacredly, holily, with sanctifying ends in view.”

We have an example of the prayer of consecration in our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. In the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion, Jesus prayed, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” Jesus was surrendering Himself to the will of the Father. He was consecrating Himself — declaring Himself a vessel at God’s disposal. He became a vessel for God’s use, and God our sin and His wrath to be placed on the Lamb of God that we might be saved.

As believers who have been bought with the price that Jesus paid, we ought to consecrate ourselves to Him and to God’s service freely, willingly — out of a sense of both love and duty. One of the ways we demonstrate our willingness to be consecrated is through prayer. Because praying is, in the words of John R. Rice, simply “asking and receiving,” it is easy to get caught up with what we want and what we think should be done. When we pray, we ought to show a spirit of consecration by following Jesus’ example, saying, “Father, if thou be willing… Not my will, but thine, be done.” It is okay to express our desires to God, but we always ought to open ourselves up to being used as vessels however He sees fit. And that is what the prayer of consecration is all about.

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Prayer: The Power Behind the Life and Preaching of Billy Graham, Part 4 (Praying Through the Bible #288)

Billy Graham (right) praying with Dr. E.V. Hill, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Billy Graham (right) praying with Dr. E.V. Hill, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Luke 6:12

And it came to pass in those days, that [Jesus] went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 286 messages in this series.

This is message #287 titled, Prayer: The Power Behind the Life and Preaching of Billy Graham, Part 3.

Today, I will continue sharing with you from Billy Graham’s message, “Power When You Pray.”

There are so many lessons that Jesus taught us in prayer that I cannot possibly cover them in these few minutes that we have today. Certainly, one that we should remember during these days of prejudice, hate, and lust in the world is this: Jesus teaches us for whom we are to intercede.

How startling His instruction and His example. He tells us to pray for “them which despitefully use you and persecute you.” In other words, He says, “Pray for your enemies.” We are to plead for our enemies, asking God to lead them to Christ and for His sake to forgive them. In the first words Jesus uttered from the cross, after the heavy nails had been hammered through the quivering flesh of His hands and feet, He began to intercede for His crucifiers, saying, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” How many of us have ever spent time praying for our enemies? Even the atheists? Yes, we are to pray for the atheists that they may be turned from the evil of their ways and recognize that God is the Lord of history.

We are also told in Scripture to pray for the conversion of sinners. I listened to a discussion of religious leaders recently on how to communicate the Gospel. Not once did I hear the mention of prayer, and yet I know scores of churches that win many converts each year by prayer alone. If there’s a person of your acquaintance that needs Christ in his or her life, start praying for them. You will be amazed at how God will begin to work.

There is one more lesson that Jesus would teach us and that is the victorious assurance that God answers every true petition. Skeptics may question it, humanists may deny it, and intellectuals ridicule it. Yet here is Christ’s own promise: “Ask in prayer, believing ye shall receive.” Trust that promise with all your soul today. Build your hope for time and eternity on that divine fact that God answers prayer. Your father possesses everything. He can supply all your wants according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. The might of dictators and the glory of empires are but passing to Him. He can defeat each enemy of your soul and defend you from every danger. With God, nothing shall be impossible. No task is too arduous. No problem too difficult. No burden too heavy for His love. The future, with its fears and uncertainties, is fully revealed to Him. He understands your affliction and sorrow. He alone can purify and preserve your soul for eternity. Turn to him, and you can say with Job, “He knoweth the way I take. When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

No, ladies and gentlemen, we are not the masters of our own souls. Do not put your will above God’s will. Do not insist on your way. Do not dictate to God. Do not expect an immediate answer in your way, in your place, in your manner. Rather learn the difficult lesson of praying as the sinless Son of God Himself prayed, “Not my will, but thine be done.”

There are many of you today that pray in times of danger. But you have never come to know Jesus Christ. The Scripture says the “one mediator between God and man is Jesus Christ.” You must know Him and you must pray in His name. Your prayers must be directed according to the will of God. Many of you do not know how to pray. Why don’t you start today by saying, “God, have mercy upon me a sinner.” Let Him forgive your past sins, transform your life, and make you a new person. He can do it today in answer to the simplest prayer.

Shall we pray? “Our Father, we come to thee as little children today, asking you to change our lives and to teach us to pray. We know so little about prayer. Lord, teach us to pray like Jesus and to spend the time He spent in beseeching, fervent prayer. We ask it in His name. Amen.”

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Prayer: The Power Behind the Life and Preaching of Billy Graham, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #287)

Billy Graham (right) praying with Dr. E.V. Hill, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Billy Graham (right) praying with Dr. E.V. Hill, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Luke 6:12

And it came to pass in those days, that [Jesus] went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible.” The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have completed 286 messages in this series.

This is message #287 titled, Prayer: The Power Behind the Life and Preaching of Billy Graham, Part 3.

Today, I will continue sharing with you from Billy Graham’s message, “Power When You Pray.”

In this modern age, we’ve learned to harness the power of the atom, but very few of us have learned how to fully develop the power of prayer. We have not yet learned that a man is more powerful on his knees than behind the most powerful weapons we have ever developed. We have not learned that a nation is more powerful when it unites in earnest prayer to God than when its resources are channeled into defensive weapons. We have not discovered that the answer to our problems can be through contact with God.

Jesus Christ died to make communion and communication with the Father possible. He told us of the joy in heaven when one sinner turns from sin to God and from his heart breathes a simple prayer — “God, be merciful to me a sinner.” But Jesus set the example of prayer for us. Not a day began or closed in which he did not unfold his soul before his Father. It is recorded that He spent entire nights in fervent appeal; yet how little perseverance and persistence in pleading we show. One man in Washington spent 17 years securing favorable action on a claim of $81,000 against the government. Yet many people will not pray 17 minutes for the welfare of their own immortal souls or the salvation of other people.

The nation’s strongest secret weapon, its most powerful spiritual defense, can be prayer. Mighty leaders have not hesitated to bow down before God. It was reported that one could always point out General Washington when he went to Congress in Philadelphia because he always knelt in prayer.

As we look at the prayer life of Jesus, we notice the earnestness with which he prayed. The New Testament records that he cried out with a loud voice, that in the intensity of his supplication, He fell headlong on the damp ground in the garden. He pleaded until his sweat was as it were great drops of blood. Too often, we use petty little petitions, oratorical exercises, the words of others rather than the cries of our inmost being. Too often when we pray, our thoughts begin to roam, and we insult God by speaking to him with our lips while our heart is far from him. Suppose you were talking to the Queen of England; you would not let your thoughts wonder for one moment. You would be intensely interested in everything she said. How then dare we treat the King of Kings with disrespect and disdain.

Let us pray often. Let us pray fervently. Let us pray with attentiveness and respect. Let us pray in the power and name of Jesus Christ.

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Now, if you are with us today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your first prayer needs to be what we call the Sinner’s Prayer. First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You have done the most important thing in life. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

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