Preparing for prayer

Talking to the Creator is beyond human comprehension. We’re lifted up when we humble ourselves before him (James 4:10), because our sins can close the ears of God (Luke 18:9-14; Isaiah 59:1-2).

Prayer requires preparation because approaching God isn’t a casual affair. The solemnity and reverence in the Father’s throne room in Revelation 4-5 can touch us deeply.

Let’s pause and consider the beauty of God’s creation.

  • “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1, NKJV).
  • “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 33:5).

Reverent prayer needs the power of silence (Revelation 8:1; Habakkuk 2:20). Draw near to the Lord and be still (1 King 19:11-12). Find a quiet place where the spirit can find solace and commune with God (John 4:23-24). The larger he is, the deeper and more meaningful our prayers become.

Let’s find in God and prayer a fortress of strength (Psalm 46:1) and feed on his Word until our spiritual hunger becomes all-consuming. Prayer with boundless faith can move mountains (Matthew 17:20).

Brethren, let’s approach the throne of grace today and allow his wings to cover us in love because prayer is inexhaustible and all-consuming

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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