Prayer | Privilege | Discipline
Updated: Feb 16, 2020
Prayer is a privilege and a spiritual discipline all believers must engage in. Prayer is both an individual interaction with God (1 Samuel 2:1-10; Psalm 3) and a corporate interaction with God (Acts 2:1-4, 13:1-19). Prayer provides a vehicle for us to hear from God and draw closer to the very heartbeat of Our Heavenly Father. In prayer we begin to get a deeper revelation of God’s Word and grow in the desire to seek him daily. What I love about Prayer 1) it places us in a position to gain deeper revelation and illumination of our Heavenly Father through His Word, 2) it positions us to know our Creator’s will, and 3) it moves us to desire the things He desires and love the things that He loves.
Many prayer meetings or individual prayers focus on praying away circumstances. This is what most have been taught regarding prayer. I would like to present that the primary purpose of why we as believers should prayer is not only because of our needs but that we may know Him, His will and His way. When we position ourselves to know God, prayer becomes relational prayer and is life changing and transforming. When we position ourselves to know God and if we ever feel at a loss on what to pray, there’s no better guidebook for petitions to our Heavenly Father than the very book that contains His Word — the Bible.
Prayer is such a vast subject that many have written about. I pray that these short blogs help us to know that God will meet us where we’re at in our walk and our prayer life. Upcoming posts will discuss praying:
A. To glorify God (Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:1, Psalm 115:1)
B. To bring God’s Kingdom here on earth (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2, Luke 17:21)
C. To know God which is to know His Word and His will, (Colossians 4:3, Romans 8:23)
D. To change us (Psalms 51:1-19)
E. To offer up petitions (John 16:24;
I look forward to our interaction on the topic of prayer. If this short study blesses you invite others to join this group.