A Timeless Perspective

As the First World War raged in Europe, P.T. Forsyth noted in The Soul of Prayer how people had developed deeper interest in prayer. But in a chapter called “The Timeliness of Prayer,” Forsyth addressed a larger frame of reference:

The real power of prayer in history…is the corporate action of a Savior-Intercessor and His community, a volume and energy of prayer organized in the Holy Spirit and in the Church the Spirit creates… True prayer…is in the most organic and vital context of affairs, private and public, if all things work together, deeply and afar, for the deep and final kingdom of God.

In times of conflict we naturally pray for peace on earth. Yet in God’s righteous and final judgment, the problems of this life will quickly fall away. Our only concern then will be for our citizenship in His eternal kingdom in heaven.

P.R.A.Y. for Today

Praise God for His sovereignty over our world, and for His assured victory over evil; repent of any ear of evil you’ve had or any failure to trust Him; ask for His peace; yield to Him by offering encouragement to others who seem fearful or insecure.

- Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force