Me: About to start your day?
Prodigal: Yes, but I am going to pray before I start my day.
Me: That is a great way to start!
This is from the book With Christ in the Garden by Lynn James Radcliffe
Here is the heart of prayer as petition and intercession. We do not assert our wills and our desires and expect God to give just what our limited intelligence thinks is best at the moment. We rather worship and commune with God so sincerely that we are lifted to the place where we sense His Presence and are guided to His will. Then marvelously we are aware that we have touched the outskirts of His power and, by His mighty grace, become the contact point through which His will can be released into the world.
Your Holy word has spoke truth for ages, and it also has changed lives. The word we read today is used for battle but also is used to bring you peace. This word must be the focus and with it, we will in turn do the Lord’s work.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Jennifer Van Allen