Saturday, July 28, 2012

Let your requests be made known unto God

Daily Light Devotions - July 28 - Evening

Let your requests be made known unto God.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 1 

And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." 2 

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 3 

I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. 4 

After they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh, Hannah rose. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head." They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. 5 

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 6 

He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 7 

1. Phil 4:6; 
2. Mark 14:36; 
3. 2 Cor 12:7-9; 
4. Psa 142:2; 
5. 1 Sam 1:9-11,19; 
6. Rom 8:26; 
7. Psa 47:4

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