On my way to work this morning I listened to a very good sermon on prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 by Don Green from GraceLife Fellowship. This is a good reminder that our prayer lives cannot be fixed by getting up earlier, or more, or longer, but looking at what initially caused us to stray from prayer. Prayer shows our true devotion and love for Christ. Prayer is a response to the authority of Christ, not just what we want from Him based on our own sinful self-centeredness. We pray not because we are worthy of His presence, but in our sinful state we approach Him because He commanded us to. We do not deserve to be in His presence, so it is only through the shed blood of Christ that we stand before Him in prayer, and we do it because we need to, and because He commanded it.
Listen to this sermon. It is always good for us to be reminded of prayer, and to grow in our love and devotion to Christ.
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