Saturday, January 19, 2013

Continue in Prayer

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
- Colossians 4:2 -

A large portion of the Bible is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises.

We find a wrestling Jacob, Daniel who prayed three times a day, and David who with all his heart called upon his God.

We see Elijah praying on the mountain; Paul and Silas praying in the prison.

We have multitudes of commands to pray.

We have myriads of promises of prayer.

All these teach us the importance and necessity of prayer.

Whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives.

If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it.

So deep are our necessities, that until we are in heaven we must not cease to pray.

A prayerless soul is a Christless soul.

Prayer is the lisping of the believing infant, the shout of the fighting believer, the requiem of the dying saint falling asleep in Jesus.

It is the breath, the watchword, the comfort, the strength, the honor of a Christian.

If we are children of God, we will seek our Father's face, and live in our Father's love.

Let us learn to be holy, humble, zealous, and patient.

Let us have closer communion with Christ, and enter often into His love.

Let us be an example and a blessing to others.

Let us live more to the glory of our Master.

And let us continue in prayer.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

Great Post!We all need to be praying more!