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Showing posts from July 17, 2011
Thank you to Helen Harms, Assistant to the bishop of the WV/W MD Synod for sharing this devotion.

Immeasurably More Than We Ask
The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?:  So she went to inquire of the Lord. Genesis 25:22
       Rebekah’s prayer was for her own life and that of her babies.  Yet her prayer resulted in giving birth to two great leaders and all their descendants.  She asked God for only a penny but obtained a mountain of gold-something she hadn’t hoped for or dared to believe.  She kept her prayer modest and reasonable, and she was willing to be satisfied with small favors.        We too are in the habit of praying for trivial and insignificant things.  When we pray, we don’t take into account the great majesty of God.  If God wanted to give us only petty and superficial things, he wouldn’t have given us such a magnificent model for prayer:  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come . . .”  God has …