Our Daily Elder Devotional: Patience and Prayer

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

 

Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.

Patience and Prayer

Colossians 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:9 Or all spiritual wisdom and understanding

Some years ago, a woman wrote me that she had pleaded for ten years for the conversion of her husband, but that he was more hardened than ever.  I advised her to continue to plead.  Sometime later I heard from her again.  She said her husband was gloriously and miraculously converted in the eleventh year of her prayer vigil.  How thankful she was that she had kept on praying!

 

The Scripture says, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).  This should be the motto of every true follower of Jesus Christ.  Never stop praying, no matter how dark and hopeless your case may seem.  Your responsibility isn’t to tell God when He must act or even how He must act.  Your responsibility is simply to  “pray without ceasing” trusting Him to act according to His perfect will.

 

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