Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Legacy of Prayer

Story From: "God's Little Devotional Journal"
In the early days of the formation of the United States, a stranger once asked how he might identify George Washington among those present at Congress. He was told, "You can easily distinguish him when Congress goes to prayer, Washington is the gentleman who kneels."

Washington had a long-standing reputation as a man of prayer. At Valley Forge, he frequently found rest and relief in prayer. One day a farmer approaching the military camp heard an earnest voice. When he drew nearer, he saw Washington on his knees, his cheeks wet with tears. The farmer returned home and said to his wife: "George Washington will succeed! George Washington will succeed! The Americans will secure their Independence!"

"What makes you think so, Isaac?" his wife asked. The farmer replied, "I heard him pray, Hannah, out in the woods today, and the Lord will surely hear his prayer. He will, Hannah; thee may rest assured He will."

One person willing to humble himself and pray can leave a legacy of faith and hope, giving courage to future generations.

"I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes." Psalm 17:6-7

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." Psalm 18: 32

"Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back." Isaiah 38:17

3 comments:

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  2. Nathan StephensonMarch 2, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Glad I took time to read this. I've been having some dark thoughts about america recently and I wasn't sure what God thought of it. Whether it has lost its touch or not, I see that it was founded in faith. That's a good thing certainly. Thank you and God bless you.

    Glory be to God the creator of all things and to his Son who was, is, and will be!

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  3. with the way things are going, the Lord is surely coming soon!

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