A note from C.H. Spurgeon for this Sunday Morning.
Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven. -Lamentations 3:41
As the runner gains strength for the race by daily exercise so for the great race of life we acquire energy by the hallowed labour of prayer. Prayer plumes the wings of God’s young eaglets that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer girds the loins of God’s warriors and sends them forth to combat with their sinews braced and their muscles firm. An earnest pleader cometh out of his closet even as the sun ariseth from the chambers of the east rejoicing like a strong man to run his race. Prayer is that uplifted hand of Moses which routs the Amalekites more than the sword of Joshua. It is the arrow shot from the chamber of the prophet foreboding defeat to the Syrians. Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer cannot do! We thank thee great God for the mercy-seat a choice proof of thy marvelous loving kindness. Help us to use it aright throughout this day!