Prayer

more… on the flip side of prayer…

This morning’s devotional… affirms Tuesday’s thoughts on prayer

The most healthy state of a Christian is to be always empty in self and constantly depending upon the Lord for supplies; to be always poor in self and rich in Jesus; weak as water personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits; and hence the use of prayer, because, while it adores God, it lays the creature where it should be in the very dust.

—Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

I woke this morning with young Believers on my heart…
a desire to correct… teach… encourage… safeguard these I teach from spiritual dangers…

Scripture for this situation is placed on my heart…
and while praying for these… I know there’s not one thing I can do to change their hearts… to protect them… warn them…

Only God can do that…
I’m laid in the dust for these young brothers in Christ…
knowing I need Him… to provide opportunity…
time… and preparation of hearts…
to offer a Word… in hope of its taking root…

The morning’s devotional continues…

Prayer is in itself, apart from the answer which it brings, a great benefit to the Christian. As the runner gains strength for the race by daily exercise, so for the great race of life we acquire energy by the hallowed labour of prayer. Prayer plumes the wings of God’s young eaglets, that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer girds the loins of God’s warriors, and sends them forth to combat with their sinews braced and their muscles firm. An earnest pleader cometh out of his closet, even as the sun ariseth from the chambers of the east, rejoicing like a strong man to run his race. … Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.

—Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

Through prayer… both for ourselves and others…
we come to know His strength… His power… His wisdom… His peace…

Prayer reveals our weakness… we are helpless dust before our Lord…

But in response to revelation of Truth… He doesn’t leave us empty…
He fills… with His great strength… power… wisdom… peace…

Prayer… it’s always good for us… and for others…

I ask you to pray with me today…
for the opportunity… to speak to these young Believers in Jesus’s name…
and by His power… turn them from darkness… to Light…

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