July 13th, 2018
Its seriousness makes prayer one of the most intimidating words in the Christian vocabulary. We have been intimidated by the great prayer warriors of the past like Martin Luther, who said," I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer," and the stories of prayer warriors like Praying Hyde of India or David Brainerd who prayed in knee-deep snow so long and so vigorously the snow around him melted, and he caught pneumonia and died. And don't forget the old "Camel-Knees," James, the half-brother of Jesus, who according to tradition, spent some much time praying his knees resembled the calloused knees of a camel.
I have discovered that prayer is not a religious exercise - it is a human necessity.
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Daily devotional written by Pastor Lynn Sasser.