The Quiet Corner of Prayer
Author: Letitia Ogundare – Vice-Chairman (Prayer) – Eastern Regional Board
From Luke’s Gospel, we learned that “Jesus often withdrew to quiet places and prayed” Luke 5:16. And as shared by Martin Luther “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing”.
When in the Quiet Corner of Prayer reading my Bible, I expect God to speak to me. So, I open my heart and life to receive His word. A Prayer for help to understand and respond to what He might show me. I will read the passage slowly, sometimes severally to be sure I am confident I have understood what it is saying to me.
According to Gary Inrig in his book; The Parables; “Prayer is more than a privilege; it is a necessity, an indispensable part of our walk with God”.
So I respond in prayer; …
- turning my discoveries about God into Worship.
- and the revelations about myself into fresh resolve to do what God says.
- I write it down, so I don’t forget.
- Then decide on how to share my discoveries with other people through words or action.
“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are smell of death; to the other the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such task?” 2 Cor 2:15-16
Here the Apostle Paul gives an indication, that as Christian women, we leave unforgettable impression on those we come across. We can be open to sharing our testimonies as the spirit leads us through prayer and not be afraid.
It is said that – Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
May we continue to pray knowing that there will be courage in the face of all difficulties and situations to share the Word.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you might go” Joshua 1:9
Your words took flight to rest in my heart, my spirit to refresh my faith.
“And this the confidence we have in Him…..”
Thanks Kearry, I am glad you liked the write up
Following two readings from Isaiah (50:4-5 and 45:2) in late 1991 I took God at His Word and began rising early and doing what Letitia has described here. Now exactly 30 years later, I am still doing the same thing. I can never come to the end of ‘seeking God and getting to know Him’ and I know that He will never not hear me as my heart cries out to Him. The precious hours we have spent together have formed and informed all that I now do.
That’s right Linda, the more we seek Him, the more we get to know Him. Thanks for the encouragement.