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Monthly Prayer Devotional

March 2015


by Wilbert Smith, Prayer Chair - Toronto Evening

"But when you pray, go into your room, shut the door and pray to your Father" Matthew 6:6a.

One of my greatest desires in my walk with the Lord is to have a deeper prayer life. Yet this is my greatest struggle as my "quiet time" is not quiet at all and, too frequently, it is interrupted by many distractions. My intention is good but accomplishment is lacking. "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10a). Yet there is this restlessness to step out of prayer and get into my "To do list".

I know, intellectually, that it is in my prayer life that God does His greatest transformational work and provides me with the capacity, strength, and ability to accomplish the things I need to get done each day. I am an early riser. I prepare myself for my quiet time with my Bible, my prayer list, and a cup of tea and am in a quiet spot. Yet, in the midst of my prayer time there is this furtive intruder reminding me of the "urgent" things I need to get done, and that I should go now and return later to finish what I've started, which never seems to work out. Yet, I succumb and yield to the convincing voice of the evil one and find no consolation in knowing that I was not the first to be deceived and distracted from God's will. I do get those "important things" done but at what cost? I am more exhausted at the end of the day, less relaxed, more frustrated and terribly guilty for abandoning what God requires of me.

The next morning, I return to my "quiet time" with a repentant heart and resolute spirit that I will stay the course, trusting in the fullness of God's grace and in His faithfulness to hear and answer my prayers. Time passes without notice. The fellowship with God is sweet and restorative, and that "urgent" list seems urgent no longer. After my prayer time, I feel refreshed and confident "that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). Amazingly, I have more time today and I am at peace with God. I can listen to His still, small voice saying, "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10a). "The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it" (1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV). My quiet time is quiet once more.


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