From the Pastor

 

 Pastor Mike Burns

 Victory Church

 903.567.2072 (Ext. 3002) 

 MBurns@wordofvictory.org                                   

Friday, January 11, 2013 8:25 AM

God Invented Prayer

Friday, January 11, 2013 8:25 AM
Friday, January 11, 2013 8:25 AM

Why Do We Pray?

If you really think about it, prayer can seem a little odd. What do you do in prayer? You bow, or kneel, or raise your hands, or just sit there and talk, or even think - and you have the knowledge that God hears you and answers your prayer. Prayer is an amazing reality - a reality that can radically transform your life. Why is prayer so important?

#2  We Pray Because God Invented Prayer

This reason #2 may sound trite, but think about this statement, “God invented prayer.” Prayer is not the random invention of a religious fanatic. It is not a fantasy, a crutch for the weak, or a pipe dream. Prayer is a rock-solid reality that God gave to us so we could talk to Him. Every book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, records prayer. In an amazing act of grace, kindness, and love that God gave us this means for us to speak directly to Him and for Him to speak to us. The fact that God invented prayer and asks us to pray is our confidence that prayer is important.

Gen 4:26 “At that time men began to call on the name of the Lord.” NIV

Luke 18:1, "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint."

I Thessalonians 5:17, "Pray without ceasing."

Philippians 4:6, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

Matthew 26:41, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Every good gift comes from God above.  (James 1:17)

Pastor Mike

 

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