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"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Meme for Tuesday

Okay I have been tagged by Eve at AdamsWife's Weblog with this little meme. I am suppose to grab the nearest book of at least 123 pages and turn to page 123. The only problem is that the nearest book is a Microsoft course book on C#. I was using it to elevate my laptop to elbow height on the stand I was using. The reason it is a problem is that while there are many times 123 pages, each chapter starts back at page 1. So there are no actual page 123s and to determine what page is actually 123 would require stuff like math and that is too much work. So the next nearest book that fits the qualifications is Prayer-Asking and Receiving by Dr. John R. Rice. Then take three sentences starting with the fifth. The excerpt I'm supposed to post is as follows:
Think how many of our public prayers are indefinite, not asking anything of God and not getting anything! For example, the secretary of a preacher in an Illinois city not long ago told how the minister who employed her had already written out his public prayers for the next four months! So not in one of those prayers would the preacher be praying, “Heavenly Father, save my next-door neighbor who is here today.”

Dr. Rice is one of my Pastor's heroes and the book is dynamite. It was originally copyrighted in 1942 and is considered by many as the authoratative book on prayer. Our church bookstore got in a fresh shipment and I got a nice hardbound copy.

Now I am suppose to tag five people but I am offering a general self tag. If this meme appeals to you then feel free to be tagged. The meme instructions are here. If decide to play let me know in the comments.

1 comment:

Eve said...

Dane, I like this quotation. It is a very good reminder of what our prayers should be. Thank you for taking on this meme.