NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING BUT PRAY? (Prayer Blog)
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“This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” (Source: Seeking Peace George Bernard Shaw) The first time I read this I had to go back and read it again, several times. “A feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy…” Does that describe me? I must admit sometimes it comes way too close! The antidote, as stated, is having a mighty purpose in life that goes beyond meeting my own wants and needs.
But perhaps your age or health keep you from some noble function? Or you have little children to care for? Or you must work way too many hours in order to make ends meet? Then what do you do? You PRAY! You can do that anywhere, anytime, even while doing other things. If you don’t seem to be able to get in line and pass a bucket then pray for those who do! Pray for those on the end, fighting the flames of hell to rescue others from them. Pray for health, energy, perseverance, protection and needed resources.
You can’t do anything but pray? Great! There’s nothing better you can do than pray! (January 11, 2018 Doylestown, PA)
John 16:24 “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
John 14:13-14 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.