Friday, April 24, 2015

Feeling Cold and Prayerless? Here's Some Good Counsel

No matter how much we grow to love Jesus and long to be in his presence, we all go through times when we feel cold and resistant toward seeking him in prayer. In times like this we really need to listen to the wise counsel of those who've gone before us, people like Andrew Murray. Please consider what this seasoned prayer warrior had to say about this in his book Teach Me to Pray (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2002). 

"But precisely when your heart is cold and prayerless, is when you should go to the loving Father. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities you. Do not think of how little you have to bring to God but how much He wants to give to you. Look into His face. Think of His tender, compassionate love. Tell Him how sinful and cold and dark you feel. The Father’s loving heart will give you light and warmth. Do what Jesus says. Shut the door and pray to your Father who is unseen [Matthew 6:6]” (page 25). 

O Lord, give us ears to hear and hearts to draw near to your loving presence! 

No comments:

Post a Comment