A Saint’s Prayer
A Saint’s Prayer. What is a saint?
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give me an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give me an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Tomas Aquinas
I came across Tomas Aquinas’ prayer and it caused me to reflect upon my own prayer life. I began to realize how I personally desire my Christian walk to be characterized by the same requests Thomas Aquinas desired in his petition to God. But, how can one have a “steadfast heart,” and “unconquered heart,” and an “upright heart” on a day-to-day basis amidst the trial and tribulations which intrude the Christian’s life, as well as the life of the non-believer? The answer is PRAYER!
As we continue to deal with the quarantine of COVID-19, I cannot think of a better and more spiritually profitable desire than to grow deeper in love with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, enabled by the Holy Spirit in the arena of prayer.
You may have noticed the heading above Aquinas’ prayer, entitled A Saint’s Prayer. What is a saint? The Bible tells us a saint is a Christian. Christian, are you more desirous of God? I lovingly challenge you (and family) to begin to ask God to deepen your love for Him in prayer. I know in my heart God will honor your prayer and will teach you via growth in His Word also, as you desire Him. He will help you establish your priorities, and He will make a way for a maturing and loving relationship with Him.
God bless you!
Pastor Louie Mabrey