Prayer: a magnificent act of love

The purest form of love is given without expectation of return. Measured by this standard, earnest prayer for others is a magnificent act of love. David Hubbard

It is a significant statement to pray for someone - it shows you care! In our Psalm Prayer Guide this week we will be looking at Psalm 35 and 37 and will focus on the verses:

Content, Lord, with those that content with me; fight against those that fight against me (35:1);

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (37:7).

Conflict and difficulty are not always avoidable and can cause significant problems in our everyday life. These verses remind us to bring our difficulties with others to the Lord. Yet, it is not so easy to pray for those that seek to harm, destroy or make life just that bit more difficult for us. But it is a key principle of our role and place before God; we should go to him for help in these often fraught and difficult moments. And what next? Wait.

Stillness, before God, brings perspective and hope stirs and rises. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (37:7).

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