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Monday Morning Prayer April 23, 2007

Posted by larrylaz in Prayer.
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“This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4)

The gate is narrow, and the way is hard that leads to life, and few find it (Matthew 7:14).  Help us, Father, to walk through that narrow gate down the Calvary Road of affliction.  Hardship is something we simply cannot escape in this life.  ‘Through many afflictions we must enter the Kingdom of God (Acts 14:22).  But even in the midst of pain, there is hope.  The illness of Jesus’ friend Lazarus was not to end in death.  He was afflicted for Your glory, so that Jesus would be glorified through the pain.  Help us, Father, to cling closely to the hope that You can use our present sufferings to work a weight of glory in our lives that far surpasses all the pain.  We may not always understand the bitter providences of life, but by grace, fill us with hope that You are good and that You always do good to Your people.  Place in our hearts such a deep love for Christ, that we would be willing to embrace the pain, if that is what would lead to the hallowing of Your precious name.

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