Daily Archives: August 18, 2012

From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian


Mark records, “Very early in the morning…Jesus got up…and…prayed” (Mk 1:35 NIV).  Jesus made deposits each morning so that He could make withdrawals throughout the day.  Many of us don’t and it shows!  R. A Torrey said, “We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.  We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little.”  The pastor of a mega-church acknowledged that for many years he knew more about prayer than he ever practiced.  One day God interrupted his schedule and told him to explore, study, and practice prayer until he fully understood it.  The results were life-changing.  He writes: “It has been twenty years since I began taking time to pray.  My life has been transformed.  The greatest fulfillment hasn’t been the list of miraculous answers to prayer I’ve received, although that has been wonderful; the greatest thrill has been the quality of difference in my relationship with God.  When I started to pray I didn’t know what was going to happen.  God and I used to be rather casually related to one another.  We didn’t get together and talk very much.  Now,  however, we get together a lot, not talking on the run, but carrying on substantial, soul-searching conversations every morning for a good chunk of time.  I feel as I’ve gotten to know God a lot better since I started praying.”  Martin Luther said, “I have often learned more in one prayer than I have been able to glean from much reading and reflection.”  Do you want to know God better?  Start praying!



END TIMES MUSINGS. My friend Drusilla Mott wrote this.  I think it’s something we all think about and can relate to.  I love her honesty and her compassion and how much she cares for other people, and her faithfulness to the Lord.  If you’ve never read her blog, in my opinion, you’re missing out.  Check out her latest short story…I’m still anxiously waiting for the next installment…

My Prayer to the Father, August 18, 2012

Heavenly Father
I come to You, Father in all that I am.
My eyes are heavy, and tired,
My body numb with pain.
My body aches, and cries for relief.
I feel that I cannot
Stand another minute
And I long for rest,
For respite.

Heavenly Father
I’m sorry. I’m sorry
To come to You this way
In my weakness,
And despair;
Crying, moaning in my distress;
Desperate with longing
For relief
And an end to this terrible
Suffering I endure.

Heavenly Father
Lift me from this pit I am in.
Father, look down upon me
With Your compassion and mercy
And pull me
Out of the grasp of this
Monster that is
Trying to consume me.
Rescue me, Father.
Pull me into Your embrace.
Shield me from
My enemy.

Heavenly Father
I look to You.
I lift up my arms and reach
Out to You with all I am.
Father, You
Who are the great and eternal God
Will not fail me.
I trust in You.
I lift up my voice to You
And I shout above
The voice of my enemy
You are the eternal God, and
You are victorious!

Heavenly Father
You have vanquished my enemies.
Though they yet try
To come against me;
You have given me the Victory
Through Your Son
My Lord and Savior, Jesus,
And they shall not prevail!
Though I am pressed
And assailed
I will give praise unto You.
I will worship You
In the presence
Of He who is trying
To destroy me.

Heavenly Father
I will trust in You.
You are faithful and true, and
I know that You
Will not let my
enemy overcome me.
You, will keep
Your promises, Father,
For You cannot
Not lie.
You have placed me
Upon the rock.
You have hidden me
Within Your heart.
You have given me my position
Behind He who
Wears the Crown of thorns;
And, because of
Who and what
My Lord Jesus has done,
I, too,
Have won the

In Jesus name, I pray,