Today’s Scripture: Psalm 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

When Abraham Lincoln was president, all too often his meetings were filled with people asking for things, using his position to fill their wants and desires. He quickly grew weary of the constant requests. One day a woman came and asked for a meeting with him, and he granted the request. She brought nothing but a tin of cookies.

“Mr. President, I heard you liked this certain type of cookie, and I baked some for you. I just wanted to come and encourage you today.”

President Lincoln began to weep and said, “No one has ever come in here just to encourage me. Normally they come to ask.”

How would God describe our “prayer meetings” with Him? Would He describe them as being full of requests? Our time of prayer should be about bringing Him praise and glory. Certainly, He knows we have needs, and wants to hear our requests. However, our prayer meetings with our Father should not be about trying to get stuff, but to praise the One Who gave us eternal life.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.