by Rob Campbell
In light of Joelâ€™s post yesterday and the comforting comments that this blog community wrote to Joel concerning his fatherâ€™s salvation and passing, let me pose the following question:
WHY PRAY? Consider some of my thoughts.
First, to neglect prayer is a sin against God.
â€œ…Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you.â€ I Sam. 12:23
Next, to share Godâ€™s perspective on his purposes.
â€œWhen I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.â€ Psalm 73:16-17
Third, to acknowledge dependence on Him, His leading and provision.
â€œBlessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.â€ Matthew 5:3
Fourth, to see God working in your life.
â€œCall to Me, and I will answer you, and tell you great and mighty things which you do not know.â€ Jer. 33:3
Finally, to express your love to the Lord.
â€œI love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.â€ Psalm 116:1-2
NOW, A QUESTION.
Share with this blog community one creative way in which you pray for/with each other.
A few sentences or a short paragraph would be great!