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New Life daily devotion - June 4, 2011

  • 2011 Jun 04


In Turbulent Times, Keep Praying
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray.
Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.
James 5:13 

God is trying to get His message through . . . to you! Are you listening?

Perhaps, if you’re experiencing tough times or uncertain times, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the press of everyday life. Perhaps you forget to slow yourself down long enough to talk with God. Instead of turning your thoughts and prayers to Him, you may rely upon our yown resources. Instead of asking God for guidance, you may depend only upon your own limited wisdom. A far better course of action is this: simply stop what you’re doing long enough to open your heart to God; then listen carefully for His directions.

Do you spend time each day with God? You should. Are you in need? Ask God to sustain you. Are you troubled? Take your worries to Him in prayer. Are you weary? Seek God’s strength. In all things great and small, seek God’s wisdom and His grace. He hears your prayers, and He will answer. All you must do is ask.

I have found the perfect antidote for fear. Whenever it sticks up its ugly face, I clobber it with prayer. - Dale Evans Rogers

God always answers the prayers of His children—but His answer isn’t always “Yes.” - Billy Graham

Prayer accomplishes more than anything else. - Bill Bright

I have witnessed many attitudes make a positive turnaround through prayer. - John Maxwell

Today’s Prayer
Dear Lord, let me raise my hopes and my dreams, my worries and my fears to You. Let me be a worthy example to family and friends, showing them the importance and the power of prayer. Let me take everything to You in prayer, Lord, and when I do, let me trust in Your answers. Amen


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