August 2, Today’s thought — Because You Prayed

An evening visitor at Grandma Crain’s.

Good Morning

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Proverbs 15:8-9

Because you prayed—
God touched our weary bodies with His power
And gave us strength for many a trying hour
In which we might have faltered, had not you,
Our intercessors faithful been, and true.

Because you prayed—
God touched our lips with coals from altar fire,
Gave spirit-fulness, and did so inspire
That, when we spoke, sin-blinded souls did see;
Captives were made free.

Because you prayed–
The dwellers in the dark have found the Light;
The glad good-news has banished heathen night;
The message of the Cross, so long delayed
Has brought them life at last.—
Because you prayed.

There is nothing that makes us love someone as praying for him and when you can do this sincerely for anyone, you have fitted your soul for the performance of everything that is kind and civil toward him.
Be daily on your knees in solemn, deliberate performance of this devotion,
praying for others in such form,
with such length,
importunity and earnestness as you use for yourself,
and you will find all little, ill-natured passions die away,
your heart will grow great and generous. William Law

Trust God for your day, Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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