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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stay Awake!


  


Dutch Sheets tells us, “Two New Testament
words for watching make the connection to 
the Old Testament concept of watchmen: 
gregoreuo and agrupneo. 

Both mean essentially to stay awake, in the 
sense that a sentry would need to refrain 
from sleep. Some of the verses where 
they’re found are the following:


  • Col. 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.”

  • Mark 14:34,38 And He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch….Keep watching and praying,; that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

  • 1 Peter 5:8 “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

  • 1 Cor. 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

  • Eph. 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.”

  • Luke 21:36 “But keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” 
 Today’s Prayer Note #115 - Stay Awake!, taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer (pgs. 238,239)

The next Prayer Note:  2/14 The Trophies of Intercession: Prayer Note #116

Let's pray:  Father, I see my need to be more alert to Your nudging me to pray. I ask that Your Voice is made clear to me, and that I'll respond quickly. Amen

My personal prayer note:   There will be rewards for those whose desire is to please God in praying for others.

Today’s quote:  Ray Kroc “No one of us is more important than the rest of us.” [A quote shared by John C. Maxwell]

Our thought for today:  Making plans is good, but the Holy Spirit needs to lead!

Tomorrow’s post:  A Big Moment  Lynn Karlsen



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