A CALL TO PRAYER

DAY 148 OF 365 IN 2021

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

We begin our reflection today by creating a direct link between the Gospel and Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Jesus was fuming at the activity in the temple and in the course spoke the words ‘, is it not written that my house shall be called the house of prayer?’ Along the same line, Saint Paul introduces another dimension to this when he wrote ‘did you not know that you are the temple of God? (1 Cor 3:16)

To this end, the preamble to the parable of the widow and the judge comes to mind’ he told them this parable to this end ‘that men ought to pray and not faint’ (Luke 18:1). The true stature of ‘man’ is not determined by their physical appearance, but how deep they have pressed into God in their secret place, the place of prayer.

I recently recall reading these words

With a busy schedule and multiple other things that seek our attention, it might be difficult to cultivate and sustain a habit and attitude of prayer. However, we have to be a bit more intentional and ask for grace to stand because we truly cannot do without the assistance that comes through prayer, our invitation for God to find expression in a matter.

“when prayer becomes ordinary in the life of a person, the extraordinary becomes their ordinary”.

Ambassador M. Asigbaase

It is a lie, a big deception for us to think that things will happen as they ought to, as expected when we do not pray.  This realm of man is dependent on assistance, hence the reason why men ought to pray; to invite God into the affairs of men. Beloved, we are the temples of God in whom His Spirit dwells, but as Jesus emphasises, temples are intended to be ‘the house of prayer’. So our question today is straightforward

‘are you a house of prayer?’

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