Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Letters To God Psalm
65:1-8 O You who hear prayer, to You all flesh will
come. (Psalms 65:2)
Every year thousands of letters addressed to God find
their way to a post office in Jerusalem. One letter, addressed to “God of
Israel,” requested assistance in getting a job as a bulldozer driver.
Another said: “Please help me to be happy, to find a nice job and a good
wife—soon.” One man asked forgiveness for stealing money from a grocery
store when he was a child.
But were those heartfelt
requests heard by God? The psalmist said that God is the one who hears
prayer (Psalm 65:2). Whether we say our prayers silently, voice them
aloud, or write them on paper, they go directly to God. But He does not
answer every request as we would wish. Our petitions may be self-serving
(James 4:3), or sin may be blocking our fellowship with Him (Psalm
More than giving us what we
want, the Lord knows our deepest needs, and He wants us to discover the
joy of His presence each day. Because of our faith in Christ, praying
becomes our means of communion with God, not just a list of things we
want from Him.
In His wisdom, God hears
all our prayers. In His grace, He offers forgiveness for all our sins. In
His love, He gives us eternal and abundant life through His Son.
PRAYER Dear Lord, thank you for answering all my prayers.
Help me to be thankful for all you do for me. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY God hears more than our words—He listens to our
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