In his devotional book, Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon shared these meditations regarding prayer.
"While prayer is an application to divine wealth, it is also a confession of human emptiness. The healthiest state of a Christian is always to be empty of self and constantly depending upon the Lord for provision; to be consistently poor in self and rich in Jesus; to be weak as water personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits.
"This is where prayer comes in, because while it adores God, it puts the creature where it should be -- in the dust...Prayer equips human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives the peace of God to troubled souls. We do not know what prayer cannot do!...Help us to use it properly throughout this day!"
From those words, you catch Spurgeon's passionate belief in the power of prayer. May each of us pursue God's presence through prayer with a similar passion.
Daily Prayer Focus
Oct. 17 - Pastor's Families
Oct. 18 - Worship Leaders
Oct. 19 - Boy Scouts
Oct. 20 - Mission Ministry Team
Oct. 21 - Youth Cell Groups
Oct. 22 - Congress
Oct. 23 - Missions to Europe
Oct. 24 - Contemporary Service
Women on Walk to Emmaus this weekend
Senior Adult trip to Lake Junaluska
"For God's Glory" women's group
Judy Jeffords recovery from back surgery
God's grace is sufficient