Covering All in Prayer
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
(1 Timothy 2:1-4)
Today’s Morsel: If you were called on to pray in your local assembly, would you know what to pray for? Or would you be ashamed? Sad to say, many people are afraid and ashamed to pray openly and in public. I have seen many people who must write their prayers on paper because they are afraid of not knowing what to say. In writing to the church in Rome Paul stated, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26-27) Jesus said, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:7-13) Prayer is just thanking God for what He’s going to do; as He already knows the things we have need of before we ask Him.
Sing: Thank You, Lord! Thank You, Lord! Thank You, Lord, I just want to thank You, Lord.
Thought For Today: Push: Pray Until Something Happens.