Quiet Time with Jesus – Hear and pray

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables, quoting the prophet Isaiah: 

You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them
— Matthew 13:14-15

Jesus’ disciples are blessed, he says, because they do “see” and “hear” the reality of God’s kingdom. They are transformed by what they hear.

Truly, the message of salvation is for all who “will listen” (Acts 28:28). The apostles had been radically changed by Jesus’ life and teaching, and they worked tirelessly and boldly to spread the good news.


My Prayer

Dear God,

I pray that people will “listen” when I share the good news of salvation. I want to be radically changed by Jesus’ life and teaching. I pray that I can work tirelessly and boldly to spread the good news. Amen!

I also want to pray for the body of Christ. Father God, I pray that You will help us - all my brothers and sisters in Christ and I – to discover principles applicable to our daily walk with You. Help us lay a strong foundation for prayer, mission, and personal reflection and growth.

 I pray that You will send us to places of brokenness and redemption around the world. Even for those of us who are unable to go to these places, we can pray. The people of the world need the church’s intercession and God’s intervention. Unite us in vital intercession O LORD GOD! Amen!

 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 O, LET US HEAR!

AMEN!

 Lam Yee Ling

Kingdom Life: Follow the leading of the Lord; Listen to the Lord’s voice; Follow the way of the Lord. The Lord will guide us always. (Isaiah 58:11)