What do you think about Elijah trying to trick Elisha regarding his passing away – the where and when of it?
The time came for the Lord to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind. – 2 Kings 2:1 GNT
What do you think about him using prayer as one of the means of tricking him into not following him?
One thing I do love about this event is the need for Elisha, far above all the tricky that Elijah threw at him, to have Elijah pray one more time with him, and to have the last prayer with him – to receive a blessing. Is that not what we want when a loved one or a friend is getting ready to leave us?
What will I be doing when the Lord comes back? I pray that I will be praying.
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to be with him. – 2 Thessalonians 2:1 GNT
Prayer is one of those deep spiritual activities that not only draw me closer to God but it draws me closer to others too.
Remember the story of Daniel and the issue of would he pray when he was forbidden to do so?
And so King Darius signed the order. – Daniel 6:9 GNT
“Suppose the law of the land were proclaimed, ‘No man shall pray during the remainder of this month, on pain of being cast into a den of lions,’ – how many of you would pray? I think there would be rather a scanty number at the prayer-meeting. Not but what the attendance at prayer-meetings is scanty enough now! But if there were the penalty of being cast into a den of lions, I am afraid the prayer-meeting would be postponed for a month, owing to pressing business, and manifold engagements of one kind and another.” – Spurgeon
Father, it is my hope that I have inspired people to pray. I know I could do much more. How much I pray alone does not compare to my need to pray with others. Even when it may be inconvenient or out of place or maybe one day, against the law, may You find me still faithful. For I believe Lord that Your Holy Spirit draws me into a relationship with You and I love spending time with You. Be honoured and glorified in my life. Amen.