The Privilege of Prayer (Part 3)
In order for me to understand that prayer is a privilege I must understand the purpose of Prayer. I must understand why God has called me to pray. Prayer is not about getting God to give me what I want!
The purpose of Prayer
Personally Relating to God
God is a person and He has called me to glorify Him. I desire to praise Him, serve Him and personally relate to Him.
some verses to consider
Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken. salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.
everyone called by My name and created for My glory. I have formed him; indeed have made him.
Being Part of What God Wants to Accomplish
I do not want prayer to be me-centered about what I want. I want my prayer time to be about God. About what God wants to accomplish in my life and in this world.
My prayer: Lord I desire that my prayer life would bring you glory. I desire to pray in a manner that would prepare me to be Your instrument here on earth. Lord I pray for my church that we would be men and women boys and girls that live a life in utter dependance on you. Lord I pray that we would be a church that would make Your Name famous locally and all over the world. Lord thank you for allowing us to be Your instruments today.