Do you ever feel flat when you go out to pray? This happened to me on Wednesday. Let me share with you what I did, and how it helped me.
Lyrics of the hymn I sing in the podcast:
1. When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride.
2. Forbid it Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood.
3. See, from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
4. Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a off'ring far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Scriptures referred to in the podcast:
“When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” (Matthew 26:30 NIV11)
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” (Acts 16:25 NIV11)
What do you do when you’re flat? Please share what makes the difference.
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PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John