Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day Of Prayer...

Today is a "Day of Prayer" at Wycliffe Headquarters.

Our Vice President, Ruth Hubbard started off the morning, sharing about the purpose of prayer.

Some challenging things she shared were:
We pray because God told us to.
Prayer is a position that transforms us, not transforms God.
This very well could be our hardest work day of the year (along with other days of prayer that we have).

She also shared a quote from Oswald Chambers:
"Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work.  It is the greater work."

I'm looking forward to what this day has in store, and what God is going to show the staff here at Wycliffe.

I was asked to lead worship for one of the hours - below is one of the songs we'll be singing.
I've bolded some of the words that have stuck out to me the past few days.

What a Friend we have in Jesus
What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer.
O What peace we often forfeit,
Oh what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry,
everything to God in prayer

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious savior, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? 
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In his arms, he’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Luke 18:1-8 has got to be one of my favorite stories :) I mean... Not the most adventurous or thrilling... But one of the most insightful ones!! Pray until you get what you want or want what you get. Ask boldly that his Glory be revealed :)

p.s. love the writing, I hope others are encouraged by your love for Jesus too

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