Friday, April 29, 2011

Pray always

Luke 21:36: "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

The Quaker Thomas Kelly, in his Testament of Devotion wrote, “There is a way of ordering our mental lives on more than one level at once. On one level we can be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, and meeting all the demands of external affairs. But deep within, behind the scenes, at a profounder level, we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship, and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings.”
We can be about our business, working, cleaning house, running errands, tending to family, taking care of all the “external affairs.” And at the same time, we can be speaking to God, asking Him to bless the people around us, yielding decisions and actions to Him as we ask for His will to be done.

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