“Prayer is listening to God. God is always speaking; he’s always doing something.” – Read these 18 amazing Henri Nouwen quotes on prayer.
The Word of God most definitely means the Scripture, but it also means so much more. Looking at the book of Hebrews we pull out the writer’s intentions.
Pursue God to help give you understanding. It was this kind of pursuit that was rewarded for Mary with a visitation from Jesus. Jesus loves to be pursued.
We have a choice of which voice we will follow. Will it be the voice of condemnation or the voice of life? Our prayers are an agreement with what the Son of God has already said is true about us, others, and the world around us. Listen to what His Spirit is saying to you and pray along with Him as partners in His work.
Is the purpose of prayer to get what we want? Absolutely not! We can all agree to this, but how many of us practically live this out? We come to God with our lists, then we question the significance of prayer when we don’t get what we pray for. Since we don’t see the answers, we give up. Maybe the reason that so many have had a hard time with prayer is because our focus is incorrect.
Even though my daughter wanted to go to China, she prayed and asked Jesus what He wanted her to do. Check out these three truths from my daughter’s prayers.