Morning Thought: Pray to keep from spoiling. Prayer is like an oven that makes us hot and fresh. Prayer is like a refrigerator that keeps us cool and crisp. Without prayer we are like a piece of meat left all day on the counter. In room temperature dangerous bacteria develop on it, making those who eat it sick. Is your life like poison to others and God? Real prayer will change that. The resurrected Jesus said, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm––neither hot nor cold––I am about to spit you out of my mouth…So be earnest and repent” (Rev. 3:15-16, 19b).