When You Pray
“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
(2 Kings 6:15-17)
Today’s Morsel: Prayer is not about how loud you can shout or how demonstrative you think you must be to get God’s attention. God doesn’t have a hearing loss. The last time I checked, He could hear pretty good. I think our prayers should be more of a one-on-one communication and conversation with God. I think if we yell and scream, God may not hear what we are asking of Him. When children are screaming and hollering, trying to get their parents attention, the parent usually tries to calm them down first so that can understand what they are wanting. How do you pray for lost loved ones? The best way I have found to pray for them is to ask God to open their eyes and their understanding that they might see. This has been my approach for all backsliders, those who have taken the name of the Lord in vain, and for those who do things that go against His word. I just ask God to open their eyes that they might be able to see their wrong and change. I don’t need to stand along the road holding a sign pointing out peoples' wrong. I let God open their eyes. My road sign, evil posts on social media, and blatant public comments may keep them blinded to the truth. Elisha simply asked God to open his servant's eyes that he might see. Take the calm approach and watch God work.
Sing: Let us have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him about our troubles, He will hear our faintest cry, He will answer by and by. When you feel a little prayer wheel turning, you’ll know a little fire is burning, you’ll find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Thought For Today: Prayer still work when done right.