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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PRAY EVERYWHERE 2

1 Timothy chapter 2 is a notable call to prayer. In verse 8 Paul said he desired that men should pray in every place.

Praying everywhere should reach to the ends of the earth. I cannot pray in every corner of the earth. I would have difficulty prayer walking in a Muslim village in North Africa. There are places in East and Central Asia that few of us will ever go. But I can be there in prayer as I pray for those God has sent. Joining the prayer team for a people group in West Africa might open my heart for God to send me there. But even if that is not God’s  plan I can pray there in the Spirit.

 

 

AM I ASKING?

 

By David Young

 

PSALM 2:7,8

 

I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.

 

It is hard to sit among those content with the comfortable mundane

And say out loud, “I am God-endowed with a mission to fulfill.”

It is a step of faith to stand unflinching and to all proclaim,

“I hear His call, despite it all. I know; I have been shown God’s will.

I have a vision of distant lands and people beyond the seas.”

He’s not forgotten His Only Begotten, and He’s shown His will to me.

 

He told me, too, “You are my son! Today I gave you heaven’s birth.

My precious one, to know I Am will be your inheritance and wealth.”

The Firstborn of many chosen brothers shares His holy worth.

Like the Father’s promised only Son, He holds me to Himself.

He is the Vine and I’m a branch on the heavenly family tree.

He’s not forgotten His Only Begotten, and He keeps His hold on me.

 

So will I ask for healing, wealth or some other selfish blessing?

For temporal toys and shallow joys, and maybe a nice vacation?

The ends of the earth are promised to me, given for my possessing.

He tells me, “You are mine; ask me for the distant teeming nations.”

They can be ours to know and love and tell as far as God can see.

He’s not forgotten His Only Begotten, and He will answer me.

 

Have I prayed for the Berbers and the Bora, the Jula, or the Han? 

Will I ask for Madagascar, Persia, or the isles of the Coral Sea?

I can seek Him for the nations, Africa, Asia and far beyond.

I can pray and preach and go out and teach as far as I will believe.

He’s not forgotten His Only Begotten, and He has promised me.

 

 

1 comment:

  1. I am fairly certain that this was written for me. I REALLY needed this. Definitely filled my spirit. Here is what sticks with me, what the Spirit opened my eyes widely to:

    "as far as I will believe."

    I am noting it in my journal.
    Many blessings to you!!
    Cherie

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