October 17 Why Pray?

Photo by Laura Jostes

Photo by Laura Jostes

Jeremiah 30:1-31:26;  1 Timothy 2:1-15;  Psalm 87:1-7;  Proverbs 25:18-19

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone–

for kings and all those in authority, that we may live

peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

This is good, and please God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.”

1 Timothy 2:1-6

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Why pray?

It keeps Satan at bay,

the name of Jesus on our lips

curls his toes,

scats this enemy of God away.

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Why pray?

It ushers in the peace of God

into our hearts and minds

and overflows,

over throws

all dark demise.

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Why pray?

Many have yet to hear

the Good News as

time grows shorter with

each passing day.

They need to know

that there is One

who loves them;

seeks to draw them near

and save them from

 despair.

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Why pray?

Because He bids us as

He himself prays for the souls

of those under His care.

He prays for us.

Lord God,  thank for the faithful prayers of the saints who have gone before us–who prayed for peace so that Your Word might be spread;  prayed that evil would be stayed;  that your truth of Salvation would be heard and believed.  Press upon our hearts the incredible urgency to continue the prayers of the saints.  And we beseech you, to hear the prayers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who intercedes for us.  In His name we pray, Amen.

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