I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. After pulling on my jeans, teeshirt and houseshoes, I poured a cup of coffee, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch and wished I could just read all day.
“I don’t want to adult today,” I told the cat.
He just crawled up onto my shoulder and purred himself to sleep.
Yeah, like that, I thought.
I had no choice in the matter, though. There was laundry to do, dinner to put into the crockpot, and it’s a scool day.
There was only one way to gain strength and direction for the hours ahead, so I opened up my Bible.
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” Luke 18:1 KJV
Pray and don’t faint, and as an illustration, Jesus told them a story.
No matter what I go through, I ought always to pray and not faint.
Heard a song once that said, “Prayer changes things, and it changes me.”
I think that “changes me” part is the most important. Sure, prayer changes our circumstances. More often, though, it changes my attitude, my outlook, my heart.
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18:13 KJV
Lord, may I ever be bringing all to thee in earnest prayer.