Have you had an audience with the King today? What a privilege we have to enter the throne room any time.
I had both an honor and a burden laid on me as I left church yesterday.
A preacher friend requested that I be in prayer for him as he will today, 11 a.m., conduct the service for a fifteen-year-old boy who committed suicide.
His family does not know God personally.
Can’t you feel the need for just the right God-given words to be said?
And yes, I don’t know how many times in the last hours I have called John’s family as well as my friend’s name in prayer.
And I know I have been heard.
Not long ago, one of my friends called to ask me about prayer. Do we have to have a certain posture, a certain way of talking, etc.?
To me, prayer is conversing with a friend, any where, any time, as well as perhaps having a special spot you meet with the Father.
One of my best places to pray is in my car (eyes open of course). And He sits in the passenger seat and listens.
God answers prayer, not always as we wish. But I am so grateful as I look back, for times the answer has been, “No.”
I can think of two occasions when prayer wasn’t answered for more than twenty years–but the answer came, so powerful, so precious.
God stands at the door and waits. When we knock, He opens. When we ask, He answers.
Our task is to make God a full partner in every aspect of our lives–good times as well as hard times.
In these troubled times, even as this week we think back on September 11, 2001, we need to know we have a “hiding place” to which we take our troubles.
A preacher of yesteryear, R. A. Torrey says:
“We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God because they must seem so small to Him Who sits on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love.”