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PRAYER Rx --- October 3

Dear Lord God, help me to have a "teachable mind," for that may well be the secret of the Fountain of Youth. Help me to learn more about You, as I seek to walk more closely with You. ... These things I have learned: You do not want me to die for You, You want me to live for You! You want each of us to present himself as a "living temple" every day, so that others may see reflections of You in those of us who have committed ourselves to following You. ... You have told us that our bodies are to be temples of Your Holy Spirit -- teach us that they are "on loan," not to be abused, misused, or drugged, but they are a precious gift to be valued, cared for, and used for Your glory! ... Prayer is not just our speaking to You -- it is also listening when You speak to us! The more time we spend in building a relationship with You, the better we will recognize Your voice. As one writer observed: "The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without."* ... As one becomes richer in the Spirit, one finds his material desires diminishing. Open our minds and our hearts to want all that You have for us.

In the name of Jesus we pray.


     * (Ernest Hemingway)

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