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Prayer – part 1

It fascinates me every time I watch a program that shows an astronaut on a spacewalk. Even though the astronaut is out of sight of the crew, he is still connected to the space station or shuttle, both for oxygen and communication.

That’s what prayer does for us ~ it keeps us connected with the life-giving Spirit of God and keeps us in constant communication with Him.

What are some of the requests we need to include in our prayers?

  • 1.  Pray for perception.

The purpose of prayer isn’t that God will understand what you’re saying, and what you’re doing.  The purpose of prayer is for you to understand what God is saying to you, and what He wants you to do.

Colossians 1:9-12 (NIV):

“...We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.”

To The Point:  We become wise when we listen to God.

Prayer: “Sometimes, Lord, it seems my world is out of control.  I want to fix it, but I can’t.  Help me to understand Your will for my life, and trust You to take care of things.”

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