Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sundar Singh: preparation by prayer

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    Commemoration of Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu, Evangelist, Teacher, 1929
    When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
    —Acts 1:13-14 (NIV)
    To pray does not imply that without prayer God would not give us anything or that He would be unaware of our needs, but it has this great advantage, that in the attitude of prayer the soul is best fitted to receive the Giver of blessing as well as those blessings He desires to bestow. Thus it was that the fullness of the Spirit was not poured out upon the Apostles on the first day, but after ten days of special preparation.
    ... Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929), At the Master’s Feet, Fleming H. Revell, 1922, p. 46 (see the book)
    See also Acts 1:13-14; Matt. 6:6-8; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Thess. 5:17; Heb. 4:16; Rev. 4:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, use my prayer to prepare me for Your blessings.
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