We’ve been studying prayer this year – but I was reading a book that reminded us we need to get the basics down first.
What is your theology of prayer? What is your beliefs about its purpose, nature, and object? Sometimes we get caught up in what we can get from God, or what we want God to do for us, that we forget the basics.
“We should consider also the Scripture’s theology of prayer – the reasons in God and in our created nature that human beings are able to pray. We are told that Jesus Christ stands as our mediator so that we, though undeserving in ourselves, can boldly approach God’s throne and cry out for our needs to be met (Heb. 4:14-16; 7:25). We are also told that God himself dwells within us through the Spirit (Rom. 8:9-11) and helps us to pray (Rom 8:26-27) so that even now by faith we may gaze and contemplate the glory of Christ (2 Cor. 3:17-18).Keller, Tim. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God (p.3)
In your quiet time with God today, use a Bible search app or a concordance to build out your “theology” of prayer – what are truths from the Bible on prayer that we need to be reminded of?