Unlimited: Prayer – The Safest Method
Jul 31, 2019 1179
“In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer” (Psalm 109:4, ESV).
Prayer is the safest method of replying to words of hatred. The Psalmist prayed in no cold-hearted manner, he gave himself to the exercise—threw his whole soul and heart into it—straining every sinew and muscle, as Jacob did when wrestling with the angel. Thus, shall any of us speed at the throne of grace.
Our thoughts go roving hither and thither, and we make little progress towards our desired end. Like quicksilver, our mind will not hold together but rolls off this way and that. How great an evil this is! It injures us, and what is worse, it insults our God.
What should we think of a petitioner, if, while having an audience with a prince, he should be playing with a feather or catching a fly? David did not cry once, and then relapse into silence; his holy clamour was continued till it brought down the blessing. Prayer must not be our chance work, but our daily business, our habit, and vocation. – Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: How can you make prayer your daily business, your habit, and your vocation? What would be the benefits?