In my devotional reading this week, I have read some chapters of Proverbs. I have been looking forward to it each day, as I hunger and thirst for more wisdom from above. As I read Proverbs 15:8 I found a call to prayer:
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
When I read Proverbs 16:3, I noted another call to pray:
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
I was immediately stopped in my tracks, summoned by the Spirit to pray. It is not enough to read seeking truth and help in God’s Word, but we must ever ASK for these things from our Father in heaven! And, yes, the remainder of my reading time was blessed as I PRAYERFULLY read other timely truths I hungered after…
The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. (16:23)
Make sure to interweave your reading of the Word with prayer — and your prayers with the very Words of Scripture!
Yours by divine mercy,