What He asks of us, in the way of surrender, and obedience, and desire, and trust, is all comprised in this one word: waiting on Him, waiting for His salvation.It combines the deep sense of our entire helplessness of ourselves to work what is divinely good, and our perfect confidence that our God will work it all in His divine power. Our private and public prayer are our chief expression of our relation to God: it is in them chiefly that our waiting upon God must be exercised. If our waiting begin by quieting the activities of nature, and being still before God; if it bows and seeks to see God in His universal and almighty operation, alone able and always ready to work all good; if it yields itself to Him in the assurance that He is working and will work in us; if it maintains the place of humility and stillness, and surrenders until Gods Spirit has quickened the faith that He will perfect His work: it will indeed become the strength and the joy of the soul. Life will become one deep blessed cry: I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord. Andrew MurrayWaiting on GodSee also:[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=312&forum=35&15]Prayer and Praying men, 01[/url]
Intercession spells interventionIntercessors are marked by hunger and thirst for righteousness. Intercessors are driven to intervene. Intercessors are guided by the Spirit of truth. The Fathers house, the Church, should as a whole carry this particular mark. Intercession is readiness to serve. Prayer is readiness to give. Prayer is eagerness to get - for the sake of giving away all. Intercessors spend their lives. They live their lives, not close to, but on the altar. The intercessors role is the role of a priest. But it is even more the role of the sacrificial lamb. Intercession spells intervention. Intercession never bullies its way across. It is truly the Lambs walk among men. L. W.
Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.Charles H. Brent