When I read this quote, I immediately reflected upon my nightly prayers before I go to sleep. I always pray for my family, friends, and for those who are in a time of need. I realized that usually I spend more time on the latter because those are the ones who need it the most. Generally when you think of those who need it most, Satan doesn't come first to your mind. He chose to rebel against God and create an army to fight against him. This was his choice, so why should we pray for someone who chose to stray from God? When you think about it, wouldn't that make him the one who needs prayer the most? We all know friends who have sinned and strayed from God's word. Does that make them any less worthy of prayer? No, and in fact in makes them need prayer and blessings MORE than others. Now, our friends and family certainly haven't caused a war in Heaven, but that certainly doesn't make their prayer any less needed. The reason this quote stood out to me was because Satan really IS the one who needs prayer the most. Our friends and family can recover from their sins, but Satan certainly can't. We all pray for those who need it, but never the "supremest sinner". I personally had never thought about it this way, which is why I wanted to bring it to y'alls attention. Now, I certainly won't be adding Satan to my prayer roster, but Mark Twain does spark and interesting conversation with his deep quote. What do y'all think?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Who Prays for Satan?
"But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most, or one fellow and brother who most needed a friend yet had not a single one, the one sinner among all of us who had the highest and clearest right to every Christian's daily and nightly prayers, for the plain and unassailable reason that his was the first and greatest need, he being among sinners the supremest?" - Mark Twain