Friday, January 25, 2008

The Privilege and Power of Prayer (part 2)

Through prayer we may call on God to intervene. We need to the Lord to intervene for us in various situations. In prayer we rest all of our confidence on God alone. This is one of the reasons why prayerlessness is such a horrible sin. Not to pray is the same as saying we have no need for God. On the other hand, prayer is a great way to demonstrate just how truly helpless and dependent we are towards Almighty God. Through prayer we may secure God’s blessings, and His wisdom. It is not that He is manipulated or obligated to as though He owes us, rather He delights in the prayers of the upright. In prayer we can experience in a real way the loving and caring hand of God, as He will provide and meet our very needs and wants. Just as a father takes care of his children, so it is, and infinitely more, that God loves His children. God loves for us to praise and thank Him. What better way to express our praise and thanksgiving than to enter into His gates with praise and the giving of thanks? What better way to seek God for urgent and immediate needs than through prayer? How thankful we should be that we have the privilege of prayer.

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