Monday, December 03, 2012

Hallesby: a quiet waiting

Monday, December 3, 2012
    Commemoration of Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
    —Psalm 130:5 (NIV)
    No matter what we pray for, whether it be temporal or spiritual things, little things or great things, gifts for ourselves or for others, our prayers should really resolve themselves into a quiet waiting for the Lord in order to hear what it is that the Spirit desires to have us pray for at that particular time.
    ... O. Hallesby (1879-1961), Prayer, London: Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1943, reprint, Augsburg Fortress Books, 1975, 1994, p. 99 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, teach me to listen for Your word.
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