Saturday, September 16, 2023

Cyprian: Jesus' example in prayer

Saturday, September 16, 2023
    Feast of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258
    Commemoration of Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c. 430
    Commemoration of Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, tractarian, 1882
    One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
    —Luke 6:12 (NIV)
    If He prayed who was without sin, how much more ought sinners to pray; and if He prayed continually, watching through the whole night in uninterrupted petitions, how much more ought we to watch nightly in constantly repeated prayer!
    ... St. Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) (?-258), The Ante-Nicene Fathers, v. V, Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, trs., Buffalo: Christian Literature Company, 1886, p. 455 (see the book)
    See also Luke 6:12; Matt. 14:23; 26:39; Mark 1:35; 6:46; 14:35; Luke 5:16; 9:28; 22:31-32,41; John 17:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, draw me to prayer.
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