But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
Go not, my friend, into the dangerous world without prayer.
You kneel down at night to pray,
drowsiness weighs down your eyelids;
a hard day’s work is a kind of excuse,
and you shorten your prayer,
and resign yourself softly to repose.
The morning breaks,
and it may be you rise late,
and so your early devotions are not done,
or are down with irregular hast.
No watching unto prayer!
Wakefulness once more omitted;
and now is that reparable?
We solemnly believe not.
There has been done which cannot be undone.
You have given up your prayer,
and you will suffer for it.
Temptation is before you,
and you are not ready to meet it.
There is a guilty feeling on the soul,
and you linger at a distance from God.
It is no marvel if that day in which
you suffer drowsiness to interfere with prayer
be a day in which you shrink from duty.
Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be make up.
We may get experience,
but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength
which were wrapped up in those moments.
~~~Fredrick W. Robertson
Freshen my prayer life . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie