Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

AN EVENING PRAYER



As I have mentioned before one of my favorite resources for prayer apart from the Word of God, is a little prayer book I have, published in 1941 called A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie. Here is an evening prayer from my prayer book. Written in "Old English" but speaks to my heart with an air of reverence.


"O God, the Father of all mankind, I would bring before Thee tonight the burden of the world's life. I would join myself to the great scattered company of those who, in every corner of every land, are now crying out to Thee in their need. Hear us, O God, and look in pity upon our manifold necessities, since Thou alone art able to satisfy all our desire.


Especially do I commend to Thy holy keeping:
All who tonight are far from home and friends;
All who tonight must lie down hungry or cold;
All who suffer pain;
All who are kept awake by anxiety or suspense;
All who are facing danger;
All who must toil or keep watch while others sleep.

Give to them all, I pray such a sense of Thy presence with them as may turn their loneliness into comfort and their trouble into peace.

Oh most loving God, who in the Person of Thy Son Jesus Christ didst manifest Thy love to man by relieving all manner of suffering and healing all manner of disease, grant Thy blessings, I pray to all who in any corner of the world are serving in Christ's name:

All ministers of the gospel of Christ;
All social workers;
All missionary workers abroad;
All doctors and nurses who faithfully tend the sick.

Accomplish through them Thy great purpose of goodwill to men and grant them in their own hearts the joy of Christ's most real presence.

And to me also, as I lie down, grant, O gracious Father, the joy of a life surrendered to Christ's service and the peace of sin forgiven through the power of His Cross.

Amen







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4 comments:

  1. I join the prayer, Wanda

    Amen,

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. "turn their loneliness into comfort and their trouble into peace"

    I am saying amen for some of my lonely and troubled friends.

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  3. I agree.....beautiful and timeless!

    Amen.

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