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Devotional for Saturday, April 25, 2015 / Sunday, April 26, 2015
Today's Prayer Note from The Navigators:

The Navigators - Asia
Please pray for Navigators teaching and discipling in countries throughout Asia. Pray for hearts to be open to the love of Christ.

Living Prayer

Today's Scripture: Psalms 55-59
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Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. - Daniel 6:10

Can you picture this? Every day the chief executive officer of a large multimillion-dollar corporation goes into his office to tend to the business of the day. And every day, shortly after he arrives, one of the factory workers comes bursting into his office and tells the man his problems.

Again, at noon, when the executive is ready to leave for lunch, the factory worker comes in with a new set of problems. That night, after the executive has gone home, the factory worker comes charging into the man's home and lays out a whole new set of difficulties and personal needs. The worker does this every day.

Do you think the chief executive officer would soon tire of this and figure out a way to keep the man away from him? Not if the chief executive was God. Look at Psalm 55:17: "Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice." What David is telling us is that he begins the day with God, lives the day with God, and ends the day with God. He prays without ceasing.

For some years, I was associated closely with a young man from Great Britain named David Steel. David skipped lunch and spent the noon hour on his knees. When anyone would ask, "Where's David?" we would simply say, "He has an appointment over the lunch hour." I'm not suggesting this as a pattern for everyone to follow. But I am pointing out that if a person wants to do something badly enough, it can be done. Let me encourage you to memorize Psalm 55:17 and see what the Holy Spirit might lead you to do in the practice of prayer.

Prayer

Lord, ignite in me a passion to pray without ceasing. Amen.

To Ponder

When it comes to prayer, no time is unreasonable or unseasonable with God.


The text for this devotional comes from the NavPress book Daily Discipleship, which features devotionals taken from radio broadcasts by long-time Navigator LeRoy Eims. For more information or to order a copy, visit the NavPress website.

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