And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; (Luke 18:1)
Today's Morsel: Driving home from mid-week Bible study, my wife asked our 5 years old grandson to quote our memory verse, which was Luke 18:1. He did very well until he got to the end of the verse. His quote went like this: "And he spake a parable unto them to this end that men ought always to pray, and not to have a fit." He may not have quoted it correctly, but he had a point. It is true, if men would pray they would not have all these sudden, violent outbursts. They would be able to keep their flesh and attitude under subjection. Prayer helps us maintain our humility and keep our pride in line with the word of God. Anytime you have a sudden outburst that goes against the word of God, check your prayer life for that day. Was it the first thing you did when you arose, or did you do something that caused you to get off track. When we don't allow ourselves sufficient time at the start of our day to pray, there will always be that chance we just might have a fit sometime during the day.
Sing: So let us have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all 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.