A morning meeting Meeting God in Scripture Each morning, every day, Is the way I get along Today and every day. To meet Him there each morning is The way my day begins. I listen as He talks to me And give to Him my sins. When my coffee’s finished And my Bible closed in prayer, I leave behind my silent place Then walk under His care. I start my day-long journey Knowing of His love. My strength to do what must be done Is sanctioned from above. This beautiful poem was written by Ruthmarie Brooks Silver. As I read the poem I though she has shared a great secret. How many of us would have a much more meaningful day if we began our day this way? I am sure many of us do. If we get in a hurry and leave out this good part; then sometime during our day- we remember. I have shared many times with you something I heard someone say years ago; “Prayer is the breath of live, and without breath we die.” A very powerful thought. Jesus Our Supreme Example prayed often. What a beautiful prayer He shared with the Disciples when they asked him how should they pray. In Matthew 6:9-13 Jesus answered them “After this manner therefore pray ye: our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our debts As we forgive our debtors And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. To me just the fact these are the words of Christ should make us want to memorize and apply it to our daily life- and every day. Paul who wrote with so much wisdom wrote this to the Thessalonians in II Thessalonians 5:13-18 (in part) Be at peace among yourselves, warn the unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. Render none evil for evil, follow that which is good, among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. There’s that word again, pray without ceasing. Doesn’t give us much room for error if we pray without ceasing. Surely a story worth telling about prayer is found in Acts 16: Read it all. In verses 22- The multitudes of dissatisfied people beat Paul and Silas, after many stripes they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely. At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison was shaken-immediately all doors were opened and bands were loosed. It scared the jailer so much he started to kill himself. Instead the jailor and his whole house was saved. What a prayer. God Bless.