As a follow-up to my last post about prayer:
Ian and I have been reading through the Psalms together and using a James Montgomery Boice commentary. Psalm 5 starts with the following:
Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
Boice says this stanza teaches us the spirit in which we should pray. With urgency, persistency and an expectant spirit. "George Mueller, the founder of the great faith orphanages in England in the nineteenth century, saw great answers to prayer even though some of the answers were delayed. When he was quite young he began to pray for two of his friends. He prayed for them every day for more than sixty years. One was converted just before Mueller's death at what was probably the last preaching service Mueller held. The other was converted within a year of Mueller's passing. Clearly we ought always to pray and not give up."
Again, we do not know the Lord's will. But we do know that we are to pray.
Thank you, always.