“one of his Disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’”
Prayer is the way that the life of Christ in us is nourished. The Bible tells us that we may get to know God himself through our prayer. P ● R ● A ● Y can guide us in our petition.
P ● Praise God for who He is and what He has already done.
R ● Repent; recognize and expose where you are still resisting God in your life. Not only resisting His commands but the blessings and benefits He gives those who follow him.
A ● Asking; you’ve been invited to ask, seek and knock. Your requests must be known to Him, be personal and specific. Also ask for guidance, counsel and the courage to trust His word.
Y ● Yes; thy will be done. Expect God to respond with His boundless love for you.
To say prayer changes things is not as accurate as saying prayer changes me and I change things, clearing the obstacles in my heart to receive His miracles.
PRAYER: Almighty and Everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift. We have sinned and fallen short of living a holy life. Restore us and prepare our hearts to receive your word. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thought for the Day: Prayer is the way that the life of Christ in us is nourished.
Written by Sandra Hudson
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