One day last week I was yet again reminded of the privilege we have to pray for others; not only a privilege but a duty to do so. Coming across this story (posted below) of John Knox reminded me how often we get caught up in our own little worlds of self absorption. See I am as guilty as the next to be given to “woe is me”. Still I believe if we would open our eyes to the world around us; our neighbors, family, friends and coworkers our words before the Lord would not be so short. When was the last time we prayed for the lost, not just family but the lost world?
In the story of Mr. Knox it was said that Queen Mary had said she feared his prayers. While not many queens or kings may ever fear our prayers, I sincerely hope that Satan himself will. I hope this morning Satan had to say “look out demons here comes those “praying” spiritual sisters again. I fear they may reach His throne today”.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
"While very ill, John Knox, the founder of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, called to his wife and said, "Read me that Scripture where I first cast my anchor." After he listened to the beautiful prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17, he seemed to forget his weakness. He began to pray, interceding earnestly for his fellow men. He prayed for the ungodly who had thus far rejected the gospel. He pleaded on behalf of people who had been recently converted. And he requested protection for the Lord's servants, many of whom were facing persecution. As Knox prayed, his spirit went home to be with the Lord. The man, of whom Queen Mary had said, "I fear his prayers more than I do the armies of my enemies," ministered through prayer until the moment of his death. " (Unsure of Author)
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