A Servant’s Prayer

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S-cripture:

Genesis 24:12

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.”

O-bservation:

Eliezer was the chief servant of Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation. When Abraham was very old, he asked Eliezer to go into his own country of people and find a wife for his son Isaac. He did not want Isaac marrying a woman of Canaanite lineage. After he was given the charge by his master Abraham, he prayed and asked the Lord to give him success.

A-pplication:

When given a task by a boss or someone in authority over you, what is the first thing you do?  Some would probably gather as much information as possible concerning the directive given them. Others would perhaps try and delegate it to someone else. Still others may just quit their job on the spot, after determining the task to be too difficult. But a real servant of Jesus stops as Eliezer did, and asks God for SUCCESS! This desire on the servant’s part came from a deep love for his master Abraham. He’d been with Abraham for a long time. Eliezer was set to receive Abraham’s inheritance had Isaac not been born; but just as the Lord had promised, Isaac was born in Abraham’s old age. Eliezer did not spend time feeling like he had been shortchanged by God, instead he asked the Lord to give him success so Abraham would have peace. God answered “The Servant’s Prayer.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

You have been so faithful to this servant through the years. You have always answered my requests. Sometimes You’ve answered me in ways I wasn’t expecting, but Your answer was always sure. Here’s one servant who wouldn’t have it any other way. Amen

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