The Gift of Love

May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering (Psalm 141:2 ESV).

Today is Christmas. As I rushed the wrap the last package, I considered this:

Prayer is a gift.

We have the ability to be involved in God’s sovereign work in our lives through the activity of prayer. No other time is this opportunity felt so strongly or appreciated so fully as during the difficulties and complexities of life. Our hearts are more pliable to prayer when God alone knows what we are feeling and facing. Our hearts are more peaceful when we seek the giver more fervently than we seek the gift.

If we maintain an internal posture of prayer, then our lives are more blessed during difficulty than during any time of prosperity or success when prayer is an oversight or afterthought.

Prayer is a gift God gives to us.

To others, Oren Arnold recommends we give the following:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a
good example.
To yourself, respect.

Merry Christmas!


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Publicly, Trisha is a well-established editor for a mammoth corporation. Privately, however, she sorts and stacks, tosses and tallies, pitches and plunders. She devotes serious time and energy to a hobby that would make goddesses like Martha Stewart and Julie Morgenstern blush. She is a home manager. That, and she loves to write. She just published her first book--Trust, Hope, Pray.

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