An Exhortation to Prayer   1 comment

An Exhortation to Prayer

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Ps. 122, 6-9

I.

Jerusalem, capital of the nation, and the place of the Temple–hence national and spiritual prosperity.

II.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem–that it be saved, the the nation and church, from all strife, that peace and love may abound.  “Peace be within thy walls and prosperity within thy palaces.”  Peace is necessary to prosperity–war and strife are always disruptive.

True nationality and religiosity.  Hence “live peaceably with all men.”  “Let the peace of God rule (arbitrate) in your hearts;” Do nothing contrary to peace.

III.

“For my brethren and companion’s sakes” I will say it.  I want to see them enjoy peace and prosperity–I want their souls to prosper.  The salvation of immortal [souls] is dear to me; I would not say or do anything to harm their souls’ highest interest.  “Their happiness is my happiness.

IV.

“Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.”  The public welfare is centered in the church and religion.  I want the church to prosper at Underwood and all around the world.  Its prosperity is my constant prayer and effort.  And the need is so great.

Let us, this Conference year, prayer as does the Psalmist for every public and private good, that souls may be built up in Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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  1. Pingback: Psalms, Book V (Psalms 107-150) | ORIGINAL POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY BLOG

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