Posted by: the watchmen | January 2, 2008

CH Spurgeon_________January 2

January 2-Morning {Daily Reading: #Ge 4:1-6:22} {Quick Study: #Ge 3:1-5:32}

“Continue in prayer.” {#Col 4:2}

It is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred

Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in

furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing

promises. We scarcely open the Bible before we read, “Then began

men to call upon the name of the Lord;” and just as we are about

to close the volume, the “Amen” of an earnest supplication meets

our ear. Instances are plentiful. Here we find a wrestling

Jacob—there a Daniel who prayed three times a day—and a David

who with all his heart called upon his God. On the mountain we

see Elias; in the dungeon Paul and Silas. We have multitudes of

commands, and myriads of promises. What does this teach us, but

the sacred importance and necessity of prayer? We may be certain

that whatever God has made prominent in his Word, he intended to

be conspicuous in our lives. If he has said much about prayer,

it is because he knows we have much need of it. So deep are our

necessities, that until we are in heaven we must not cease to

pray. Dost thou want nothing? Then, I fear thou dost not know

thy poverty. Hast thou no mercy to ask of God? Then, may the

Lord’s mercy show thee thy misery! A prayerless soul is a

Christless soul. Prayer is the lisping of the believing infant,

the shout of the fighting believer, the requiem of the dying

saint falling asleep in Jesus. It is the breath, the watchword,

the comfort, the strength, the honour of a Christian. If thou be

a child of God, thou wilt seek thy Father’s face, and live in

thy Father’s love. Pray that this year thou mayst be holy,

humble, zealous, and patient; have closer communion with Christ,

and enter oftener into the banqueting house of his love. Pray

that thou mayst be an example and a blessing unto others, and

that thou mayst live more to the glory of thy Master. The motto

for this year must be, “Continue in prayer.”

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Responses

  1. AMEN! I like your motto of continuing the year in Prayer! Great advice!
    Blessings,
    Lisa
    “TRUST steadily in God, HOPE unswervingly, LOVE extravagantly.”
    1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Message) http://lisaheidrich.wordpress.com

  2. Thank you,Lisa,
    The Lord bless.

    Jim

  3. Again, that was awesome! Reminds me to never give up, but to continue always in prayer whether I see the answers or not. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18)

  4. Welcome back and thank you again.
    I visited your own stimulating and inspirational site
    and attempted to sign the guestbook, but was thwarted by the system which repeatedly rejected my arithmetical answers.
    But I will DV try later
    The Lord bless
    Jim.

  5. Jim…
    Sorry to hear the guestbook is on the fritz. I know it has been working but I will look into it. Thanks for letting me know and I do hope you will try again:) God Bless! ~Jen

  6. Thank you, Jen,
    Because you have a really good site there

    The Lord be with you,

    Jim


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