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Why Prayer? April 20-27, 2010


Everyone uses cell phones these days.  It’s a way of communicating with people that we know, family friends, business contacts…for many it has become an essential tool.

Prayer is a way of communicating with God.  It is a special language.    It brings us closer to God.  As spirit beings we thrive on that communication.  Prayer is essential especially if you understand the importance of faith, the importance of seeking God’s wisdom,  the importance of staying within God’s perfect will for our lives.  Prayer is key.  It is critical.

Mark 11:24
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Prayer is a journey into the unknown to get answers and it is always a successful journey.

Let’s look at some scriptures:

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into
a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35

Jesus knew the importance of prayer.

Why Pray?

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face alway

Psalms 4:1 (NIV)

1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

Psalms 5:3 (NIV)

3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalms 17:1 (NIV)

1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer– it does not rise from deceitful lips.

Psalms 25:1 (NIV)

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

Psalms 37:7 (NIV)

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalms 50:15 (NIV)

15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.

Why Prayer?

Because prayer reels us in to the heart of God, it brings us inside so that we can hear Him and not miss His desires for us!   That’s why.






Join Our Praise Fest This Week!

This week I paid particular attention to how I spent my time with God and I came up short as many of us do.  That didn’t make it any better.  When I personally examined the quality of my prayer and meditation time; I realized that my thanksgiving and my praise and worship time had been sadly relegated to an outburst here and there.  I’ve repented before God.

I think these are victorious details that many of us overlook with great intentions that sadly get pushed to the side for a phone call or an interruption or even a crowded schedule.  To that end; let’s take time and make time for God.  Let’s put Him first with our praise and worship this week.  That will be our focus at all of our sites this week and all the time…everyday.    My pastor says that would be a great New Year’s resolution and I agree wholeheartedly.

Join us in our Praise Fest won’t you?

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