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Thursday Morning Prayer January 25, 2007

Posted by larrylaz in Prayer.
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“6In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:6-7)

Father, You are not ignorant of the trials and pains we experience in this life. Not only are You aware of them; You have designed them for loving and merciful purposes. “so that” — purpose — “the tested genuineness of your faith…may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” In our pain, You mean to purify our faith which results in glory and honor at Your appearing. Help us, Lord, to be willing to suffer on this day with joy (James 1:2-4), knowing that You are working in our deepest pain to glorify Yourself and to prepare us for glory. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18). Whether our pain is small (a head-cold) or great (the death of a loved one), give us eternal eyes to see Your grace which is all-sufficient in our deepest time of need.

Larry

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