The One to Whom We Pray

 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Phil 4:6)

If you were to ask most Christian people the aspect of their spiritual lives which they feel needs improvement there is no question that the most popular answer would be prayer. Prayer for most is one of the most underutilized and possibly most misunderstood aspects of our Christian walk. There are those who have a concept of prayer that God is in fact a “genie in a bottle” and answers every prayer with an emphatic yes; there are those who believe that although we may pray God will not answer; there are sadly those who even believe that our prayer only falls on deaf ears. Some may pray only to God in times of distress; some may follow Gods command to pray without ceasing (1 Thes 5:17), always having an attitude of prayer; and some may never pray.

 

The realization of the One to whom we pray should make all the difference. The prayers of a Christian do not fall on deaf ears. They are heard by the same God that created the universe, the God that is stated in the Bible as being in the beginning (Genesis 1:1). Truth be told, we all are probably guilty of having the wrong attitude concerning prayer at some point in our lives. Imagine the opportunity to sit with the person in this life whom you consider a hero; it may be the President of the United States, or a famous actor or sports figure, or even a family member who has gone on into eternity. How would you approach this person if you could sit down and have a conversation? As “in awe” as we may be, we should be even more reverent in our prayer life, and more excited for the opportunity and privilege the Creator of the universe and author of our eternal salvation has given us to speak with Him at any time.

 

God wants us to develop an attitude of prayer in our lives (1 Thes 5:17). That attitude begins with the realization of to whom we are praying: the great God of the universe, the God who loves us, the God who has made salvation possible. On April 21st when Logan Martin hosts the Area Wide Youth Devotional, this will be the very topic we will study. Some questions will be answered by Brother John Rice, who will be speaking to us that evening. Why do we pray? Does God hear our prayers? Does God answer our prayers? When should we pray? We hope you will make your plans to be with us on April 21st at 5:00pm.

 

Ande Z

Activities:

April 13th – Young Ladies day at DHCC
April 20th – BCC Concession Stand

May 4th – BCC workday

 

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