The Privileged Responsibility to Pray

Through the course of my devotional reading this morning I came across a wonderful thought on prayer that I gladly share with you here. Although we know these things, it is great to be reminded about the privileged responsibility we have to commune and communicate with God by, in & through the vehicle of prayer.  Read on ~

“Let us consider again the great privilege and responsibility God has laid on us through prayer. If we are to be co-workers with Him in the fulfillment of His will, prayer must be our constant practice. (he continues) It is not enough simply to pray for what we want or for what we would like. Our prayer should be a kind of ‘happy labor’ to bring our desires into line with God’s desires, so that His will can be done ‘on earth as it is in heaven’.” (Henry Foster, circa 1880)

“Roll your works upon the Lord; commit and trust them wholly to Him: And He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so shall your plans be established and succeed.” (Prov. 16:3, amplified)

“And this is the confidence that we have in Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.” (1John 5:14-15, ESV)

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