Not to Seek, Lord, but to Share

Not to Seek, Lord, but to Share

Dear God, much too often
we seek You in prayer
Because we are wallowing
in our own self-despair.
We make every word
we lamentingly speak
An imperative plea
for whatever we seek.
We pray for ourselves
and so seldom for others---
We're concerned with our problems
and not with our brothers.
We seem to forget, Lord,
that the sweet hour of prayer
Is not for self-seeking
but to place in Your care
All the lost souls,
unloved and unknown,
And to keep praying for them
until they're Your own.
For it's never enough
to seek God in prayer
With no thought of others
who are lost in despair.
So teach us, dear God,
that the power of prayer
Is made stronger by placing
the world in Your care

Helen Steiner Rice

I find that when we pray all that we do is ASK, ASK, ASK and still ASK, Yes God is a loving God and He just loves to give to us, and when we receive from Him we some how find it hrad to tell others what He has done for us.

Also I find that we just forget to THANK Him for answering our prayers, we just take it for granted,we have asked and we think now it is up to God to fix.
People wonder as to why they are not getting healed, yes to what Helen Rice has written in her poem.
But we are still to bring others into what God has done for us, this is the only way that we will help and bring them to God.

God loves you Godbe4me
see I am still here,I got your message with love.
I have been working hard for God in helping other friends
Well stated Raymond. I am glad to see you back. I know you are working hard for Christ and He will reward you greatly for that. I am very happy to see that you are busy for Christ.

God loves you too brother,