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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 28, 2009

revive and rekindle

“Father, I am beginning to know
how much I miss when I fail
to talk to Thee in prayer,
and through prayer to receive
into my life the strength and the guidance
which only Thou canst give.
Forgive me for the pride and the presumption
that make me continue to struggle
to manage my own affairs
to the exhaustion of my body,
the weariness of my mind,
the trial of my faith.
In a moment like this I know
that Thou couldst have worked
Thy good in me with so little strain,
with so little effort.
And then to thee would have been given
the praise and the glory.
When I neglect to pray,
mine is the loss.
Forgive me, Lord.
Let not, I pray,
any future forgetfulness of mine,
or a false sense of self-sufficiency,
any spiritual laziness,
or doubt of Thy faithfulness
keep me from taking everything
to Thee in prayer.
And now, I thank Thee
that the fresh breath of heaven
is even now blowing away the close,
damp air of all my failure,
of every doubt and fear.
I ask Thee for that soul tonic of prayer
that shall refurbish my faith,
brighten my hope,
revive and rekindle my love.
In Thy name, I pray. Amen.”
- Peter Marshall

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