Friday, September 18, 2020

The Limits Of Prayer

Young Eddie was saying grace before the family had dinner in a local restaurant. Heads bowed and hands united around the table when he said, “Lord, thank You for the food that is coming. And, Lord, I’ll really thank You a lot more if Mom would get us some ice cream!”

 A woman sitting at the next table said, “Shame on that child. Kids just don’t know how to pray anymore. Asking God for ice cream is a disgrace.”

Someone sitting in a booth overheard the woman and said, “Asking God for ice cream is a great prayer. Ice cream is good for the soul.”

 When the ice cream was served, young Eddie took his bowl to the woman and said, “Here, ma’am. This is for you. Sometimes ice cream is good for the soul.”

Paul said, “Pray about everything!” Nothing is beyond everything - not even ice cream. As believers, we need not worry about anything because we have a loving Heavenly Father Who knows about and cares for our every need and want. Each of them individually! 

 Here’s a great reminder from Peter: “Give all your worries and wants to God, for He cares for you.” If only we would accept the reality of God’s power and His unlimited concern for us, our prayers would be vastly different and even include “ice cream” sometimes.

Prayer:  Help us, Father, to look to You as a Father Who cares for everything about us. May we take You at Your word and pray and trust You completely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today:  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7

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