Monday, January 22, 2007

Some good advice from an expert on prayer

I belong to a small group at our church which is dedicated to growing in our knowledge and practice of prayer and intercession. We have been reading Andrew Murray's book "The Ministry of Intercession." I found one of these quotes quite the challenge and want to place it here on the blog as a challenge to you as well.

Murray wrote: To break through old habits, to resist the clamor of pressing duties that have always had their way, to make every other call subordinate to this one, whether others approve or not, will not be easy at first. But the men or women who are faithful will not only be rewarded themselves but will become benefactors to their fellow Christians: Thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in" (Isaiah 58:12)

Murray wrote these words about a century ago. Yet, his advice is just as timely and on point in 2007 as it was in 1907. Murray has encouraged me to know that great warriors of prayer are not confined to the past. They live now and will into the future. We have the privilege of really putting aside old habits and becoming one.

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