PRAY ALWAYS – Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Isaiah 38:1-2 KJV

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

[2] Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord,

My spiritual director was relocating to the United States. At His send-off party, he was asked to say a few words. After thanking all the people who had contributed much to his life, he had this to say:

“When you are happy, pray. When you are sad, pray. When you don’t feel happy or sad, pray.
When you don’t feel like praying, pray.
The one thing you can’t stop doing is prayer.”
I find his words useful today because of Hezekiah’s story in Isaiah 38.

What comes to you naturally when such bad news hits you? First reactions may be crying, that of shock, surprise, etc, then follows complaints. They are the natural things we do. Yet Hezekiah gave us a more productive response to such situations, a response that merited immediate results for him. He prayed!

You may have known all this while, but true to self, you know how much prayer hardly crosses your mind at the moment when challenges hit you head-on. Let’s make the effort to shift from the norm of complaints to a new norm of prayer. We can if we put our minds to it. Let’s do it!

Have a blessed day.
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