He who listens to me shall live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.
God will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind stay on Him.
One day a monk sat on a hill near a river for his daily meditation.
▪︎ The monk noticed a man about to cross it. The man first knelt and prayed. Then attempting to swim across the river, he was drowned.
▪︎ A second man came to the river. Without pausing for prayer, he succeeded in crossing.
The monk was puzzled. He wondered why a man who did not stop to pray managed to swim across, while the other man who stopped to pray was drowned.
He hurried to meet the man who had come across the river.
The monk told the details as he had observed them.
Then the man said to the monk:
“I knew that drowned man.
▪︎ He told me he saw no need to pray except when he faced great danger.
▪︎ As for me, I have tried to live the life of prayer and so call upon God without ceasing.”
▪︎ Daily it is necessary for us to center our mind in God.
▪︎ Daily we need to seek His salvation through faith.
Can we say with the psalmist: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear“?
▪︎ Ask the Lord to help you to realize that your sufferings are often the result of your separation from Him.
▪︎ Ask the Lord to teach you to pray daily, in all situations of life.
▪︎ Ask the Lord to enable you to realize the power that comes to you when you pray without ceasing.
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