Saturday, May 16, 2020

Short: disillusionment in prayer

Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Commemoration of Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
    —Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
    The childish idea that prayer is a handle by which we can take hold of God and obtain whatever we desire, leads to easy disillusionment with both what we had thought to be God and what we had thought to be prayer.
    ... Robert L. Short (1932-2009), The Parables of Peanuts [1968], New York: HarperCollins, 2002, p. 305 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 11:6; John 9:31; Rom. 8:26; 10:12-13; 1 Cor. 14:20; Jas. 1:5-7; 1 John 5:14-15
Quiet time reflection:
    Fill me with Your will, Lord, so that I may please You in prayer.
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