Why don't we pray more?
Is the absence of suffering a catalyst for the absence of devotion?
I pray you are not as I, for I am too accustomed to dwell on me and only dally with the Lord.
My thoughts for me are so much higher, longer, deeper and simply more persistent than my occupation with the Lord.
It is when I trip in life, skin my knees or break a leg, I may in fact cry out to heaven.
My eyes fail at spiritual focus and ears are un-attuned. I offer cheap spiritual attention to briefly pursue the Lord's friendship.
My knowledge has fenced out my faith.
My busyness has suffocated my devotion.
My self-focus has suppressed the Lord's spirit within, but Whitfield resisted all these indulgences:
Whole days and WEEKS have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer. ~ George Whitfield
No man is greater than his prayer life (Leonard Ravenhill), so according to Ravenhill George Whitfield was a goliath.
Investing in life and service without prayer is equal to placing your money in a bank run by thieves. All that is given will be lost.
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
O to know the closet of prayer, the cave that hides the hermits safe, then to roll stones across its entrance that spiritual enemies (especially lethargy) may mount no assault.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Too many doctrines have cast shadows across the Cross of Christ and darkened its light." ~ Michael Cartwright
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