Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Robertson: the purpose of prayer

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house;
    in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.
    —Psalm 5:7 (NIV)
    The Divine Wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
    ... Frederick W. Robertson (1816-1853), Sermons, v. IV, Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1866, p. 34 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 5:7; 85:8; Luke 22:43; Rom. 8:34; 2 Cor. 12:10; Eph. 3:16; 2 Thess. 3:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make my heart into a heart of prayer.
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