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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Groans

“Poor little things! You can’t fly,” said the Lark.
“No, but we can look up,” said Tricksey. —George MacDonald in "The Giant’s Heart"

" Listen to my words,” David prays, “Understand my groans” (Psalm 5:1,2). God's eye is ever upon the righteous, and His ear open to their cry. One upward glance is all it takes.

Prayer can be a groan, a fleeting wish, an anxious reaction, a ragged cry of despair. “Groans are quick, and full of wings, And all their motions upward be," George Herbert said.

God is our Father. He knows more of all our needs than all our words can tell. He knows what we need before we ask Him. He reads our anxious, inarticulate thoughts and turns them into prayer.

So, if you don't know how or what to pray for it don't worry. "God does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans” (Romans 8:26,27, The Message).

David Roper
4.1.17



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