From the book “The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible” that we are reading during “The People Who Pray – 50 Days of Prayer at Calvary Chapel”


I believe that God wants and is able to give us our deepest, “pure motive” desires. If you’re burdened like Rhonda and Hannah, identify the deep, God-sized desire of your heart. Ask God for it persistently, earnestly, and honestly with fasting until you get a response. Of course, if the request is not for the best, God may not answer, or He may let you wait for a long stretch of time until your motives are purified. But if your desire is God given, and God purified, then watch out. You may be given your own “Samuel” to give back to the Lord so that He might bless others. – Dr. Dave Earley