September 7 Petition Mission

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Ps 27:14). When circumstances seem against you, and everything within you shouts, “Do something!” that’s the time to wait on the Lord.

The following is recounted in Our Daily Bread: A woman went to Andrew Murray, feeling she couldn’t pray. He said, “Why do you not try this? As you go to your inner chamber, however cold and dark your heart may be, do not try in your own might to force yourself into the right attitude. Bow before Him, and tell Him that He sees in what a sad state you are, and that your only hope is in Him. Trust Him, with a childlike trust, to have mercy on you, and wait on Him. In such a trust you are in a right relationship to Him. You have nothing; He has everything.” The woman later told Murray that his advice had been a real help.

Even when prayer doesn’t come easily, just to get into His conscious presence and wait may be the best thing we can do.