A call to prayer.
AMEN SISTER AND GRACE TO ALL CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS!
“I called him, but he gave me no answer.”
- Song of Solomon 5:6
Prayer sometimes tarrieth, like a petitioner at the gate, until the King
cometh forth to fill her bosom with the blessings which she seeketh. The
Lord, when he hath given great faith, has been known to try it by long
delayings. He has suffered his servants’ voices to echo in their ears as
from a brazen sky. They have knocked at the golden gate, but it has
remained immovable, as though it were rusted upon its hinges. Like
Jeremiah, they have cried, “Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that
our prayer should not pass through.” Thus have true saints continued long
in patient waiting without reply, not because their prayers were not
vehement, nor because they were unaccepted, but because it so pleased him
who is a Sovereign, and who gives according to his own pleasure. If it
pleases him to bid our patience exercise itself, shall he not do as he
wills with his own! Beggars must not be choosers either as to time, place,
or form. But we must be careful not to take delays in prayer for denials:
God’s long-dated bills will be punctually honoured; we must not suffer
Satan to shake our confidence in the God of truth by pointing to our
unanswered prayers. Unanswered petitions are not unheard. God keeps a file
for our prayers-they are not blown away by the wind, they are treasured in
the King’s archives. This is a registry in the court of heaven wherein
every prayer is recorded. Tried believer, thy Lord hath a tear-bottle in
which the costly drops of sacred grief are put away, and a book in which
thy holy groanings are numbered.
By-and-by, thy suit shall prevail.
Canst thou not be content to wait a little? Will not thy Lord’s time be
better than thy time? By-and-by he will comfortably appear, to thy soul’s
joy, and make thee put away the sackcloth and ashes of long waiting, and
put on the scarlet and fine linen of full fruition.
SOLI DEO GLORIA!
Praise His Blessed Name Forever! With Joy I agree,in Jesus Name, amen.
I join in prayer for President Bush, the Administration, the election and our heroes standing in harm’s way!