By Aaron Cummings
Since this is my first post, I’m making it a simple one, nice and straight forward. Nothing objectionable a certain site administrator might be embarassed by.
We offer ourselves, our lives and our labors, to God. We live our lives sacrificially, whether we acknowledge it or not. As Christians, every sandwich we make is a sacrifice to God. Every diaper we change is done to his glory. And so, prayer ought to book end every action done in the Christian life. We ought to go into the action giving thanks and praise to God. We ought to finish it, giving the glory to him. (I have a book of eastern prayers. A suggested short prayer on beginning any action is, “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.” Implicit in this is a confession that we are incapable of completing an action without God. A suggested prayer on completing the action is, “Glory be to you, O Lord.” Here is a prayer giving God glory for what he accomplished in us.)
In the classroom, incorporating prayer is easy. Start your class with prayer. End it with prayer. Offer up that hour or so to God as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. God demands that we live sacrificially to him, so pray your life and your class meeting as a continual sacrifice to him.