Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Prayer of the Priesthood

"A holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." -I Peter 2:5

"Much that was allowed to an ordinary Israelite was forbidden to the priests. Priests could have no bodily defects or blemishes. Bodily perfection was to be the model of wholeness and holiness in God's service... All this is symbolic of what the character of the New Testament priest is to be. Our priestly power with God depends on our personal life and walk. Jesus must be able to say of our walk on earth "They have not defiled their garments."

"Are you willing to offer yourself for this holy work? You know the surrender it demands- nothing less than the Christ-like giving up of everything, so that the salvation of God's love may be accomplished among men. Don't be one of those who are content with being saved, just doing enough work to keep themselves warm and lively! Let nothing keep you back from giving yourselves to be wholly and only priests of the Most High God!"

You will not only join in the general prayer of the Church for the world, but be able in your own sphere to take up your own special work in prayer. As priests, you will work on a personal basis with God to receive and know the answer, and so to bless in His name." -Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

Are your hands clean? Are your garments spotless? Take some time today to get right with God and prepare yourself for the great work of the priesthood!

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