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Fervent prayer…

Fervent prayer…

The first verse in this morning’s reading of The Daily Light, by the Bagster family, was Luke 18:1; and I know the last half of that verse by heart so that it has a welcome into my thoughts at any moment. However, today I needed the “jolt” of this verse to drive to the center of my circumstances and thoughts and set up a permament vigil there. Here is the portion of the verse printed in this day’s reading: “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” The purpose of praying is to offset the results of “losing heart.” And, how might “lose heart?” –by persisting, perseverance, prevailing, being vigilant, and continuing! (All of those are key words used in the rest of the verses of Daily Light for today.) Here, let me paste them all:

JUNE 7
MORNING

Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. — Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all per-severance and supplication for all saints.

I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. — As a prince hast thou power with God and with men. — Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.

[Jesus] went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

LUKE 18:1.  Luke 11:5 8.  Eph. 6:18. Gen. 32:26,28.  Col. 4:2. Luke 6:12.

(You can tell I used different versions for my words.) I studied out the words, put them back into context, and applying them to my daily walk and life is needful and most wonderful!

More later, Lord willing. Back to dentist today. There 3 hours yesterday, cleaning and checkup today.

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June 7, 2011 - Posted by | "Daily Light", Fervent prayer

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