Friday, May 24, 2013

PM#0534 Building a Relationship with Jesus Luke 18 vs 1

Building a Relationship with Jesus
Luke 18:1

There was a day
when people gathered to pray
But along life’s way
Distractions their way

Pray should come out of relationship with God, and it takes prayer to build a relationship with God.  To cut prayer short for any reason hurts that relationship with God.

Jesus said in Luke 18:1 “that men ought always to pray and not faint”.  But when prayer time—over the years has been replaced, crowded out—we forget how needed prayer is.

May we humble ourselves before God, and turn to him daily in prayer.

Father, help us to constantly come to you in prayer, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday, May 6, 2013

PM#0533 Watchmen --Based on Ez 22 vs 30


Some might ask how might I pray for our country?  One way would be to pray for people whom God has given us to be watchmen.  Watchmen stand in the gap protecting our nation.

I have seen people pray at various locations in our country.  Later in those areas, God had led other people to stand for the truth, exposing evil deeds.  God placed these people in critical positions or situations for this purpose.  They are watchmen and when they sound an alarm, it is time to pray and act. 

Also we should pray for these watchmen, even before they sound an alarm, that they might have insight and wisdom, and alertness to recognize the evil, then sound the alarm.  Those prayers are needed to encourage the watchmen.  May we be faithful in our prayers for them.

Scriptural References:
Ez 22:30