10 Trinity – Sunday
Daily Devotional Materials
Week of the
Tenth Sunday after Trinity
– Sunday –
Lord, teach us to pray. – Luke 11:1.
We want to learn to pray. And God will teach us in His Word. – Prayer is an act of worship performed by the children of God. When God’s children pray, they approach their heavenly Father, and speak to Him, talk with Him, and bring their petitions before Him, and offer up praise and thanks to Him. Prayer is offered both with our hearts and our lips. Prayer is the word of the mouth and the meditation of the heart. (Psalm 19:14.) To speak with the mouth only, while being unheedful of the words spoken, is babbling, and not prayer. – God hears prayer. He hears even the faintest sigh of the heart. “Lord, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble; Thou wilt prepare their heart; Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear.” (Psalm 10:17.) Indeed, what does God say? He says: “It shall come to pass that before they call, l will answer and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24.) God hears and answers our prayer in advance. And never think, my dear Christian, that God desires you to make many words and to use a very fine language. The Savior says: “When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him.” (Matthew 6:7-8.) We are God’s children, and we are merely little children, however old we may be. So let us speak to our Father just as little children do. The simpler, the more childlike we address Him, the better He likes it. Every Christian can pray, may be he ever so unlettered a person; and the learned must forget his learning when he prays.
PRAYER. – Dear Heavenly Father, Thou great God, I thank Thee that through Jesus Christ I am Thy child, and dare pray to Thee, and tell Thee all, take all my complaints and my petitions to Thee in prayer. And Thou wilt most graciously hear me, being as kind to me as a father to his child. Dear Father in heaven, grant me Thy Holy Spirit, that He may open my lips and my heart, so that at all times I may come to Thee and pray to Thee, O great Fount of all grace. Amen.
Hymn 67, 3. (ELHB)
- Source materials used for these Daily Devotions
- Read the KJV Bible Online
- Read the book of Psalms