miry [ mahyuh r-ee ]
When I was a child, I remember hearing the Elder Saints praying very long and deliberate prayers.
In their prayers, I would hear them say: “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”, “Stir up hearts, Lord”, and then they would offer praise to God by saying: “I thank God because He brought me out of the miry clay”…
In my youthful mind, I questioned, “what does it all mean?”
As a child, those prayers had no real meaning to me… I wondered, “who are they praying for and what are they talking about… with words like “fallow ground” and “stir up hearts” and “miry clay”…
At that stage of my life, those powerful prayers were puzzling to me; however, I was very attentive to those fascinating prayers…
Those powerful prayers lingered in my memory and resonated in my spirit throughout my adulthood…
…and now I know… the elder saints were praying for me and everyone else in need of SALVATION!
The elder saints were praying for the NATION.
They were praying for all of us who had uncultivated, idle, unproductive, hardened hearts that needed to be broken… in other words, “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”.
They were praying for those of us who did not know Him and also for those who knew Him so that they would come to know Him better. Nothing will change until God “stirs” our heart… in other words, “Stir up hearts, Lord”.
The elder saints were also praising God for bringing them and others out of a muddy, heavy, troublesome situation and for making a way out of no way… in other words, “He brought me out of the miry clay”.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”~Psalms 40:1-2 (KJV)
Thank God for the prayers of the elder saints and for the prayers of all born again Christians all over the world. 🌎
Those powerful prayers worked… they worked back then and they still work TODAY!
Maybe you’re in a situation that seems insurmountable… try prayer; it works.
Prayer changes people and prayer changes things.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”~James 5:16 (KJV)
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