The needed private life of prayer

Reading for the Day:

Psalm 55, 138, 139
Gen. 41:1-13
1 Cor. 4:1-7
Mark 2:23-3:6

I have lived too much of my life outwardly in recent years. The inward prayer life needs attention. 

The social media age has made it incredibly difficult to bring a needed balance to public interchange and maintaining an inner life.

The challenge of Lent this year, not being in a specific ministry, coupled with the outrage of the Parkland, FL shooting which happened ON Ash Wednesday sends the dream of a solid inner reflection into a fantasy world for me.

The need of the hour is to restore the inner life. The need of the hour is to dig deeper into what the Spirit is saying and ask the power of the Spirit to tear down the strongholds in our nation. We have become weak in prayer and discernment. I have been complicit.

In this season there is a need to cultivate a deeper prayer life so I can better hear and then better respond.

1 Corinthians 4:5 (CEB)
So don’t judge anything before the right time—wait until the Lord comes. He will bring things that are hidden in the dark to light, and he will make people’s motivations public. Then there will be recognition for each person from God.

The Lord will have his say in these matters we are not getting right at believers in America. The key, for me, is to let him get that done.

Lord, I am deeply flawed. I am full of rage. Our current state of affairs as believers in America is one that has me up at night. Remind me in this hour it is not mine to “fix.” However, it IS mine to pray. Thank you, Lord. 

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