why pray? pt.5
5- Prayer that is motivated by humility will release fresh grace over our lives.
James 5:6—“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’”
I used to think that the number one reason for prayerlessness in my life was busyness. Then the Lord began to show me that it was really pride.
Just by taking the time to pray about things we are struggling with acknowledges to God, “I can’t do this without you, and I don’t even want to try.” Prayer done for the wrong reasons (to impress others with our devotion or spirituality, motivated by religious guilt, etc.) is not very rewarding or pleasing to God. But prayer that is humbly brought before our loving Father will always release fresh grace. And who of us couldn’t use some more grace?
Prayer and the time we are setting aside for it will cost all of us something very valuable, something that we all cherish—our time. I believe the sacrifice is worth it.There is no telling what God will supernaturally release in our midst as we pray.
Even if your schedule doesn’t allow you to come every week, set aside one Saturday a month or as much time as you feel the grace to give. Come join with our leaders as we contend for the increase of God’s Kingdom in our lives and church.
Sat am prayer. 8-9 am. youthroom. hope to see you there!