Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Prayer

My other word for 2013 was given to me by my friend and Wives of Faith president: Prayer.

I am writing a Bible study on Prayer this year for Wives of Faith, and while it's beginning with some basic concepts, I think it will offer much to both new Christians as well as those who have been Christians a long time.

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Prayer. What is prayer? In its simplest form, prayer is talking to God and allowing Him to respond back to you.

Prayer has been around since the Garden of Eden, although you won’t find Adam and Eve “in prayer” then. They simply talked to God in the garden. (Genesis 3:8-9 and following.) Later in Genesis 4:26, we find an interesting sentence after the part of the geneaology where Adam and Eve become grandparents. The Bible states: ”At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord” (NIV).
(Didn’t take long, did it?)

I think the people called on the name of the Lord because they missed Him. They were far from Eden, and they realized they needed Him, and they missed having Him around.

 The point is this: We need God. Like the descendants of Adam and Eve, we need to call out to Him because we need Him. Praying to God is a way for us to acknowledge that we need Him in the middle of our busy, sometimes messy, often crazy lives.
Read the rest at Wives of Faith.

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