09 April 2006

Significance of Morning Prayer

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together:
  • The prayer of the morning will determine the day. Wasted time, which we are ashamed of, temptations that beset us, weakness and listlessness in our work, disorder and indiscipline in our thinking and our relations with other people very frequently have their cause in neglect of the morning prayer. The organization and distribution of our time will be better for having been rooted in prayer. The temptations which the working day bringswith it will be overcome by this break-through to God. Decisions which our work demands will be simpler and easier when they are made, not in the fear of men, but solely in the presence of God. " Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." (Colossians 3:23). Even routine mechanical work will be performed more patiently when it is doen with the knowledge of God and His command. Our strength and energy for work increase when we have prayed God to give us the strength we need for our daily work.

2 Comments:

Blogger malleebull said...

Hi Dolly,

Couldn't agree more...check out my latest blog which deals with the improtance and benefit of communal prayer.

Easter blessings.

Matt

10 April, 2006 03:27  
Blogger Dolly said...

Malleebull, thanks for your post. Enjoyed checking out your blog.

12 April, 2006 08:23  

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