As the family readied for prayer the husband and father reached for his glasses. It was his usual routine. These were reading glasses that he only wore when needed. But it was noticed that whenever it was time to pray he would lift them and place them on his nose, lower his head and close his eyes. Although aware of the practice no one ever questioned him as to the habit.
Once at a church gathering his ritual was noticed and a much younger man approached him after the prayer time. “I noticed you put your glasses on when it was time to pray. You bowed but then after the prayer you removed them. What gives?” asked the young gentleman.
“Some people pray out of habit or ritual, others out of desperation or desire. All these and too many others pray expecting nothing. I put on my glasses to remind me that prayer is serious business. It’s not words thrown into the air, but the seeking of divine intervention. The glasses remind me to look for something.”
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
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