O Lord! Save Your People!

Jan 28, 2015 2815

Rabbi-praying-at-the-Western-Wall.previewThis is one of my favourite stories about prayer. It is set in a time when a terrible persecution arose against the Jews in a region of Eastern Europe. There was a Rabbi who went out into the forest to pray for his people. He found the special tree, lit the special fire, and said the special words, and finished with the words, “O Lord! Save your people.” And the Lord saved His people.

Many years later, persecution arose again, and another Rabbi remembered this, and went out into the forest to pray for his people. He didn’t know where the special tree was, but he lit the special fire, and said the special words, and finished with the words, “O Lord! Save your people.” And the Lord saved His people.

Time passed and bitter persecution arose again. A Rabbi remembered, and went out into the forest to pray. He didn’t know where the special tree was and he didn’t know how to make the special fire, but he said the special words, and finished with the words, “O Lord! Save your people.” And the Lord saved His people.

Yet again, many years after this, persecution arose. Another Rabbi went out into the forest to pray. All he could do was cry out, “O Lord God! I can’t find the special tree; I don’t know how to light the special fire. I have even forgotten the special words. But O Lord God, in your mercy, save your people! And the Lord still saved His people.

The moral of the story? God is more anxious to save his people than his is concerned about the words, formulas, rituals and places that his people use. When you pray, God hears.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

 

Plangkat

Mar 23, 2019

Our God is so faithful


Eliezer Gonzalez

Apr 2, 2018

Yes, only me!


abdirahman

Mar 30, 2018

Onle me


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