Prayer

Dear Church Family,
Greetings in Jesus' name!
 
There is a tremendous amount of power and potential in prayer. One of the first verses I remember committing to memory is Jeremiah 33:3, "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."

 

Prayer is not some type of magical formula whereby we get what we want or think we need from God. Prayer is communicating with the Almighty God, who created and saved us. Stop and think about something for a moment. The God who created the universe from nothing hears your prayer and will communicate back to you. The most wonderful  thing about prayer is not what it can get me but the relational component between Redeemer and redeemed. As the people of God, we are in a personal relationship with God our Father. There is a wonderful hymn that I believe illustrates this truth very well.


I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
 
This is the great beauty and wonder of prayer. As the people of God, if we are going to be weak in any area, let it not be prayer. We must understand that the church (and the members in particular) are at their strongest when they are in prayer, and prayer is at its best when it is focused on our relationship with God, not only what we can get from God.
 
I call you blessed!
Pastor