Day 9 of 10 Days of Prayer

Day 9 of 10 Days of Prayer
By: Pastor D. Karl Thomas

Here is a great quote from a book I am reading by Brian Zahnd “Until you are properly formed in prayer, you’re not ready for a contemplative breakthrough. As long as you are in charge of your own praying, you will never see the world significantly different than you do now. Prayer is not about persuading God to do our bidding, prayer is about coming to see the world through God’s eyes of love. You can get there faster if you say (and mean), “Lord, I’m willing to see this differently. I’m willing and I want to see this through your eyes.” It is the world of God’s eternal love that opens to us as we learn to sit with Jesus.”

Let’s spend some time sitting with Jesus.

Campbell Morgan — Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means first activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.

“True contemplation not a psychological trick but a theological grace.” — Thomas Merton

“Only to sit and think of God Oh what a joy it is to think the thought, to breathe the name earth has no greater bliss” — F. W. Faber

Isaiah 64:4
“Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him.”

Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Lamentations 3:25
“The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,To the soul who seeks Him.”

Hebrew “waiting” (kaw-vaw’) bind together , expect, look eagerly for . . . has affinity with a word that means “to entrench.” God works for him that entrenches himself in Him. The idea of waiting for God here is that of digging ourselves in to God. 

Psalm 27:14
“Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!”

I want to see from your perspective. I don’t want my prayer life to be limited by my bias and experiences.

Quite simply this is what is on my heart, “Jesus, I want to be a part of what you are doing!”

Prayer Directives:

Share with us your favourite scripture for positioning yourself for reflection.

Pray this prayer: “Jesus, I want to be a part of what you are doing.”

Take some time and soak in His Presence … tell us what he is saying to you!

6 Replies to "Day 9 of 10 Days of Prayer"

  • Amy
    January 9, 2018 (7:29 am)

    After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? Gal 3:3
    My reflection about this verse is that if I remain attuned to the Holy Spirit then I am more likely to be aware of what God is doing around me and thus I am able to join in with Him. Jesus I want to be a part of what you are doing!

  • Terry and Deborah Dewan
    January 9, 2018 (8:49 am)

    “Speak Lord for your servant is listening”. 1 Samuel 3:9 “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed”. Luke 5:16 Jesus we want to be a part of what you are doing. These two examples, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament are just a couple of many verses that position ourselves for reflection. There are so many we had to pick at least two!

  • Sharon Bruder
    January 9, 2018 (9:38 am)

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    Lean not on your own understanding
    In all your ways acknowledge Him and
    He will direct your path
    I do not always know what to do but He does.
    So I leave it with Him till I get the answer.

  • Coleen
    January 9, 2018 (9:53 am)

    Col 1:27 To them God has chosen to make known among the gentiles the glorious riches in the mystery, which is Christ in You, the hope of glory.
    The assurance that Christ is in Me, gives me rest,. We can rest and trust and believe, we are overcomers by faith, the victory is already won, we wait! Amen
    Christ in us, hope of glory

  • Debby Cook
    January 9, 2018 (12:12 pm)

    COLOSSIANS 1:9-14 is my Prayer for my family and I that seem to cover it all for me.
    Heavenly Father I ASK today that You would fill my family and I with the knowlledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that we would walk worthy of You Lord, fully pleasing You being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You Father. I pray and ask that we would be strenghtened with all might, according to Your Glorious Power, for all for all patience and long suffering with Joy. I give thanks to You Father for qualifying us to be partakers of your inheritance with the saints in the light. Thank You Father for delivering us from the power of darkness and conveying us into the kingdom of Your Son Jesus Christ,the kigdom of His Love,in whom we now have Redemption through Jesus Blood and the forgiveness of our sins. I ask this and declare it in Jesus Name amen. I give You Father all the Praise Honor and Glory Amen.

  • Kelly M
    January 9, 2018 (10:26 pm)

    Matthew 6:6 in The Message
    6 “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.

    Great quote at the beginning! What is the book title??

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