At church on Sunday we were singing this beautiful hymn by Fanny Cosby, Draw Me Nearer Precious Lord. When we reached the third verse, I thought, “Yes, this is what My TEA CUPP Prayers are all about!” It’s about spending an hour before Jesus’ throne each morning, delighting in His word and His will. It’s about getting closer to the Friend we will spend eternity with in heaven.
O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
by Fanny Cosby, 1875
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Today’s TEA CUPP: Do you long for this kind of relationship with Jesus? Pray the song above as a prayer today, “Draw me nearer precious Lord,” then meet with Him each day for TEA and He will be there with you.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 (NKJV)