Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, February 25, 2021
Pastor David reads Deuteronomy 9:23-10:5 and offers a story and prayer from Sojourner Truth:
She avers that, in her darkest hours, she had no fear of any worse hell than the one she then carried in her bosom, though it had ever been pictured to her in its deepest colors, and threatened her as a reward for all her misdemeanors. Her vileness and God’s holiness and all-pervading presence, which filled imensity, and threatened her with instant annihilation, composed the burden of her vision of terror. Her faith in prayer is equal to her faith in the love of Jesus. Her language is, “Let others say what they will of the efficacy of Prayer, *I* believe in it, and *I* shall pray. Thank God! Yes, *I shall always pray*,” she exclaims, putting her hands together with the greatest enthusiasm.
For some time subsequent to the happy change we have spoken of, Isabella’s prayers partook largely of their former character; and while, in deep affliction, she labored for the recovery of her son, she prayed with constancy and fervor; and the following may be taken as a specimen: —
“Oh, God, you know how much I am distressed, for I have told you again and again. Now, God, help me get my son. If you were in trouble, as I am, and I could help you, as you can me, think I wouldn’t do it? Yes, God, you *know* I would do it. Oh, God, you know I have no money, but you can make the people do for me, and you must make the people do for me. I will never give you peace till you do, God. Oh, God, make the people hear me – don’t let them turn me off, without hearing and helping me.”
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, February 25, 2021