why pray? pt.1
There is no doubt that God wants to do more in our lives, families, church, community and world. There are more testimonies of transformed lives to be heard, more disciples to be equipped, more healings to be released, more financial breakthroughs to be realized…there is more.
Living with the absolute conviction that God has more for us to realize as a church causes me to carry a great desire in my heart to see united prayer continually raised up from our community of believers.
Prayer changes things—things that would not normally change on their own—and that is why I believe it to be the single most resisted activity on the planet.
Here are a few reasons* why I feel compelled to see a fresh grace for prayer to permeate every area of our lives and church:
1- Jesus prayed continually while living on this earth. Hebrews 5:7—“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” Even as God’s only Son, Jesus saw the need to offer up prayers to His Father for breakthrough.
*(I'll be continuing to expand on this blog over the next several days.)