Today’s thought – We Know Not . . .

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Good Morning

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

We know not precisely what is best for us.
We know not what will make us truly happy.
We know not what will help us best
in our struggle against temptations.
And if we were to try to make a distinction
between our mere passing wishes and
that which our souls really needed,
we should utterly fail.
But we need not try.
Let us take all our wishes,
our longings,
all our the promptings of our consciences,
to the feet of our Father.
He will hear and He will do.
He will hear all we say.
He will know what parts of our prayer
are best for us to have, and what are not.
And He will give us what His fatherly love will choose.
And therefore to all our prayers we will add,
“Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.”

Frederick Temple

With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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