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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


What can I say about prayer that you haven't already heard or read about?
As followers of Christ, we read about prayer, hear sermons on prayer, even encourage ourselves and others to pray - but do we pray?
In the book, Touch and Live," George Vandeman wrote:  "A young stranger to the Alps was making his first climb, accompanied by two stalwart guides. 
It was a steep, hazardous ascent.  But he felt secure with one guide ahead and one following.
For hours they climbed.  And now, breathless, they reached for those rocks protruding through the snow above them - the summit.
The guide ahead wished to let the stranger have the first glorious view of heaven and earth, and moved aside to let him go first.
Forgetting the gales that would blow across those summit rocks, the  young man leaped to his feet.
But the chief guide dragged him down.
"On your knees, sir!" he shouted.  "You are never safe here except on your knees."
Can I leave you with this thought today?  Why not pray before the crisis comes (and it has been said that we are either entering a crisis, in a crisis or leaving a crisis)? 
God welcomes our conversations with him when disaster strikes, but also encourages us to dialogue with Him before and after the crises strike as well.
Never is your love shown more for God than when you and I take the time to "have a cup of coffee with God."
Prayer meeting this evening:  6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Just a thought for a Tuesday.

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