Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kates: lifting a hand in prayer

Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary
    I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone...
    —1 Timothy 2:1 (NIV)
    In our praying, we should speak to God about Himself—that is praise; about His gifts—that is thanksgiving; about other people—that is intercession; about our sins—that is confession and penitence; about our needs—that is petition. Prayer has five fingers, like a hand, and each in turn must be pointed to God, that our prayer may be full and complete.
    ... Frederick Ward Kates (1910-1987), A Moment Between Two Eternities, New York: Harper & Row, 1965, p. 86 (see the book)
    See also 1 Tim. 2:1,8; 1 Pet. 2:9; Jas. 5:16; Jude 1:24; Rev. 14:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I lift my hands to you in prayer.
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