Monday, May 28, 2018

Have You Prayed Today?

Ever since you rose from your bed this morning, there has been an eye upon you. Wherever you have been and whatever you have been doing that eye has seen you. It has gone with you to your work; it has seen you with your companions; it has been on you when you were alone. It has seen not merely all that you have done, but why you did it. Your thoughts, your feelings, your motives, which even your nearest friend has not fully known  have all been open to that eye of which I speak. For it is an all-seeing eye, the eye of God!

Have you thought of Him whose eye has been upon you? Have you given so much as one thought to Him, since the day began? Have you spoken to Him? Have you prayed to Him?  It is a duty to pray, for God has commanded you to pray.

"Pray to your Father who is in the secret place" (Matthew 6:6).
"Watch and pray" (Matthew 26:41).
"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
"In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God" (Philippians 4:6).

It is wrong therefore not to pray. You have need to pray, great need for you are dependent upon God for everything. You are entirely in His hand.

[Francis Bourdillon]