Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 8 (Prayer In A Fragile World! Part 6: “Praying Yourself To Sleep”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 8

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Prayer In A Fragile World! Part 6: “Praying Yourself To Sleep”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – October 12th (Prayer in a Fragile World!)

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“Pray without ceasing…

commune with your own heart

upon your bed,

and be still.

Selah.”

1st Thessalonians 5:17 Psalm 4:4 

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It’s so tragic that the citizens of this fallen world do not understand nor appreciate the God-given joy which Christians supernaturally experience in such things as Bible study, prayer, Christian fellowship, and partaking of Christ’s agape love for the unsaved world.

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But the Christian, through the indwelling of God’s Spirit of holiness, is infilled with a love for heavenly things which he or she once had no love, nor stomach for! 

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Woman praying – Heinrich Seufferheld – 1893 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“…commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah…”

 Psalm 4:4

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But today’s devotional will direct its focus on prayer. And not just prayer, but praying while waiting for sleep.

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Yes, it is a real privilege and a true joy to just lie in bed and simply reach out to our heavenly Father in heartfelt prayer!

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And for those who have trouble sleeping for one reason or another, prayer while lying in bed can be an even greater joy! (or perhaps, to listen to a nice soft audio version of Psalms may be a great way for many of us to fall asleep, and then wake again to the Psalms, and then, to fall back asleep again! And with today’s technology, the listener might be able to slow down the speed of the audio-reader, to more fully grasp what is being read!)

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And let’s face it! It’s not very pleasant to just lie in bed, hour after hour, not being able to fall asleep.

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But to use one’s sleepless hours in prayer can really greatly alleviate much of the torment that sleeplessness can inflict upon a person!

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Well, this is the simple little truth that today’s devotional would like to make.

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Munch – Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“My soul shall be satisfied

as with marrow and fatness;

and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips… 

When I remember Thee upon my bed,

and meditate on Thee in the night watches.”

Psalm 63:5, 6

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the grace to rise to the responsibilities of being a royal priest. Give me the grace to pray without ceasing, no matter where I am. Give me the joy in ministering in Thy Tabernacle, as a faithful member of your royal priesthood…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 1 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 4: “Vertical & Horizontal Warfare”), or you can also read…July 21 (David’s Secret Strength: Prayer! Part 3: “Soaking In The Psalms!”)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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THE HOLY AND MOST HOLY PLACE

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“And thou shalt put the Mercy Seat upon the Ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.” Exodus 26:34

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The Tabernacle in the wilderness was a picture of God. Just listen to Revelation… “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Revelation 21:22.

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So, instead of dwelling upon all the fine points of the earthly tabernacle, let it suffice to be said, this earthly tabernacle is merely a metaphor of God Himself. And the Most Holy Place is the heart of that temple, and upon the Ark, represents God’s throne, as is written…

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“And David arose…to bring up from thence, the ark of God…the LORD of hosts that dwells between the cherubims.” 2nd Samuel 6:2.

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So, if, as it states here, that God dwells “between the cherubims”, then this is speaking of the Mercy Seat over the Ark. But even though it speaks thus, we need to keep in mind that the temple itself, represents God Himself, as is written… “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Rev. 21:22.   

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Holy Place & Most Holy Place – Wikipedia – public domain

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN 

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Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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“And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”  Rev. 11:19

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation, the  Sagittarius Constellation  is actually the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched into this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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Ark Constellation in Heaven – (aka Sagittarius) – Summer – Wikipedia Star-chart with ark drawn in by this website – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

May 9 (The Straw-Man! Part 8: “Aleister Crowley: Satan’s Wing-man or Just His Straw-man?”)

 

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