Prayer & Fast – Day 4

JANUARY 6TH, 2022      |     In any relationship, a conversation is how we get to know one another. It’s how we grow closer over time. Similarly, this is how we grow in our relationship with God and get to know Him. Over and over throughout Scripture, we see the people of God talk to Him passionately and honestly. They question, they plead, they cry out, they praise, they confess, all through – prayer.

Prayer is our internet access to the Father. It is the connective tissue between the seen and the unseen. It is simply having a conversation with God. Prayer involves both speaking and listening. Exodus 33:11 says, “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” (NIV) The phrase, the Lord “spoke to Moses” occurs 54 times in the NIV. Hear that again, the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. What a beautiful description of prayer. And when friends speak face to face, they look at each other, they talk to each other and they listen to each other.

Jesus modeled a praying life for His disciples. They watched Him time and again go off to a quiet place to talk and to listen to His Father. In Luke 11, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. It is the only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to do. They didn’t ask Him to teach them to preach or perform miracles, they asked Him to teach them to pray. They knew what we need to remind ourselves of today, there is power in prayer. Power to save, to heal, to rescue, to overcome, to deliver, to give help and hope when it is needed the most. Power. In the mighty name of Jesus, let’s pray . . .

Prayer & Fast – Day 4

Exodus 33:11; Psalm 17:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Luke 11:1-4

Exodus 33:11; Psalm 17:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Luke 11:1-4

In any relationship, a conversation is how we get to know one another. It’s how we grow closer over time. Similarly, this is how we grow in our relationship with God and get to know Him. Over and over throughout Scripture, we see the people of God talk to Him passionately and honestly. They question, they plead, they cry out, they praise, they confess, all through – prayer.

Prayer is our internet access to the Father. It is the connective tissue between the seen and the unseen. It is simply having a conversation with God. Prayer involves both speaking and listening. Exodus 33:11 says, “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” (NIV) The phrase, the Lord “spoke to Moses” occurs 54 times in the NIV. Hear that again, the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. What a beautiful description of prayer. And when friends speak face to face, they look at each other, they talk to each other and they listen to each other.

Jesus modeled a praying life for His disciples. They watched Him time and again go off to a quiet place to talk and to listen to His Father. In Luke 11, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. It is the only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to do. They didn’t ask Him to teach them to preach or perform miracles, they asked Him to teach them to pray. They knew what we need to remind ourselves of today, there is power in prayer. Power to save, to heal, to rescue, to overcome, to deliver, to give help and hope when it is needed the most. Power. In the mighty name of Jesus, let’s pray . . .

Responding to the Word

In what ways is the Holy Spirit speaking to You from God’s Word? 

How can you apply this to your life? Take some time to journal your thoughts.

Prayer

Lord, teach us to pray. Today, I pray for . . .

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