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Prayer

1 Samuel 7:5; 2 Chronicles 7:1–3; Luke 11:1–4; Luke 22:39–46; John 17:15
  Pray and stay are two blessed monosyllables. —John Donne
  prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the Spirit of God. —Edwin Keith

G. Curtis Jones, 1000 Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching (Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1986). 292.
April 30


ACCORDING TO THY GRACIOUS WORD
James Montgomery, 1771–1854
  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. (1 Corinthians 11:26)
  Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face; here would I touch and handle things unseen, here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace, and all my weariness upon Thee lean. Here would I feed upon the bread of God, here drink with Thee the royal wine of heav’n. Here would I lay aside each earthly load, here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv’n.
—Horatius Bonar
In His sovereign wisdom our Lord knew that His followers through the centuries would need a continual reminder of the essential truths of their faith—the sacrificial death, the triumphant resurrection, and the victorious return of Christ. For His disciples, Christ shared the Last Supper and introduced the signs of the new covenant—His broken body and shed blood—symbolized by the bread and the cup. With this supper as the model, He then gave instru…
Kindness

I asked a husband the other day how long he’s been married. He told me that they’d been happily married for thirteen years. The wife poked him in the side with her elbow as she corrected him. “We’ve been married for fifteen years.” “Yea,” he replied, “and thirteen have been pretty happy.”

Some people are tackful instead of tactful. Everything they say is tacky and when it has a point—it is sure to be sharp.

Men all over the world have wondered how to answer the inevitable shopping question. “Honey, do I look fat in this dress?” Do you say:

(A) Yes, or

(B) To be honest with you, you look fat in any dress, or

(C) The older you get, the more you look like your mother, or

(D) No baby, you look just fine, but perhaps a different dress will look even better.

Honesty doesn’t mean you never have an unspoken thought. Some times it is wise to carefully word your response to the question of a loved one.

What do people really mean when they say, “Can I be totally honest with you?” Usual…