While reading Psalm 61 this morning, the following thoughts came to mind about the far-reaching, awesome blessing of prayer.
- Prayer is the response of a fainting heart no matter where I am in the world (61:2).
- Prayer takes me to the Rock, the Transcendent Summit, that is higher than any place in the world (61:2).
- Prayer is my strong tower and refuge as it places me in God’s tabernacle/tent that can be accessed anywhere in the world (61:3).
- Prayer joins me to the heritage of those who fear the Lord’s (past and present) around the world (61:5).
“When prayer is a mechanical act, and there is no soul in it, it is a slavery and a weariness; but when it is really living prayer, and when the man prays because he is a Christian and cannot help praying, when he prays along the street, prays in his business, prays in the house, prays in the field, when his whole soul is full of prayer, then he cannot have too much of it.” (C. H. Spurgeon)