Monday, August 6, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 6

“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime” (Daniel 6:10)

Today’s Morsel:  It bothers me when I hear people say that they have taken prayer out of school, and they can’t pray in places like we used to.  Really?  Who’s inside of them?  Did not Jesus say that He would be with us and be as close as the mention of His name?  If He’s close, and He is, then why would I need to scream?  The story of the priest and publican who went to the temple to pray, which is told by Jesus (Luke 18:10-13), was to let us know that it’s not how loud we pray, but what we are praying for and our attitude that gets His attention.  Even Jesus Himself always went to a solitary place and prayed. Again, He said, “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:5-6).  Daniel did not make a scene when the king signed the decree not to pray, he just prayed as he had before.  If you think that you can’t pray wherever you are, the devil has you right where he wants you.

Sing:  Whisper a prayer in the morning.  Whisper a prayer at noon.  Whisper a prayer in the evening so keep your heart in tone.

Thought For Today:  God knows your heart.

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