Something to Use in Prayer

Read the Bible in a year by reading Jeremiah 17-19 today.
You want your prayers to be effective before God; am I correct? Consider what Jeremiah did,
Shall evil be repaid for good?
For they have dug a pit for my life.
Remember that I stood before You
To speak good for them,
To turn away Your wrath from them.
(Jeremiah 18:20).
Jeremiah needed help against his enemies. Therefore, the man of God prayed to God, not taking personal vengeance, but leaving the matter in the hands of God. Jeremiah appealed to God partly based on what the prophet had done for God. This is different than the self-trusting and others-despising of the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-12, but Jeremiah simply asked God to do for him what he had done for God. That sounds fair. God considered it fair, because He answered the prophet’s prayer and included it in the Bible as a model for us.
Therefore, speak to God of what you have done, not to impress Him, but to appeal to Him to look favorably upon your request.

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Don Ruhl

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