Friday, 6 August 2010

Matthew Henry on prayer

This delightful comment on prayer comes during Matthew Henry's commentary on the healing of blind Bartimaeus:
The waterman in the boat, who with his hook takes hold of the shore, does not thereby pull the shore to the boat, but the boat to the shore. So in prayer we do not draw the mercy to ourselves, but ourselves to the mercy.
Then in another place:
Though Christ knows all our needs, he desires to know them from us.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Thanks for this David - Just what i needed today!