“Dear Lord, So far I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I'm really glad about that. But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed. And from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help.” Author Unknown
I laugh at this little poem, but it contains so much truth. Every day we so desperately need God’s direction for our own lives, patience on behalf of others, and grace so that we can manage both well. As Pastor Tim shared during the livestream service on Sunday, we are encouraging everyone to participate in a week of emphasized prayer leading up to Easter. I want to share a couple of foundational truths about the importance of prayer so you can benefit from a growing relationship with God and a powerful prayer life.
Simply put, prayer is the opportunity for humans to communicate with God. We hear from God through the reading of His Word and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, but it is through prayer that we can offer our response.
Through prayer, we acknowledge the majesty of an Almighty God, recognizing his nature, character and the wonders of His creation.
Through prayer, we admit that we are incapable of solving our most significant problem by confessing our sins and asking for His forgiveness.