GIVEN UNTO PRAYER
BY: RAY PRINZING
“They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without cause. For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.”
David loved, and because of that love they fought him, so in that strait there was but one position and attitude for him, he gave himself unto prayer.
Prayer moved through all three realms, body, soul, and spirit.
Body, praying readily concerns itself with “saying prayers,” noting the ritualistic form, kneeling, clasped hands, bowed head, etc. In no way would we intimate that this is wrong, it simply bespeaks of the outward form and ceremony, more than the deeper and intense reaching out for God.
But one day it was said of the Pharisee, Saul (later called Paul),
But there is yet another realm beyond both body praying and soul praying, to become prayer incarnate, a living, spirit intercession. Here we find that
Prayer is the pouring out of desire,
The searching flame of our inward fire,
Seeking the way that doth lead up higher, -
Prayer is the longing God did inspire.