Thursday, July 30, 2009
Pray as Jesus prayed
(Isaiah) ... lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left. (II Kings 19:4)
In my time I have heard much foolish praying. At times I have heard people pray things like: "Oh Lord, heal everyone in the hospital; save everyone in the world," and such like foolishness.
Jesus Himself said:
9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. (John 17:9-10).
If Jesus Himself restricted His praying to the remnant, then we are elevating ourselves to a holier position than Jesus to pray beyond that which He prayed for.