Before we dive into today’s post, we must realize that the depths of this subject cannot be covered in a few articles.
Hopefully, we can examine a few prayers from scripture by leaders of God’s people and learn from the relationship they exemplify with God.
Prayer is an avenue by which communication with God occurs. We often consider our approach to God as significant to understanding prayer. We base this on the instruction to the apostles who desired to learn how to pray (Lk. 11:1). We lift up the prayer of Solomon (1 Kgs. 8:22-53) or David’s expressions throughout the Psalms.
We can certainly learn a needed reverence in approaching God’s throne to speak. Without doubt, He is to be revered and lifted up by our hearts through the words from our lips.
We should remember that these examples are not the only prayers found in scripture, and they were not intended to provide a formula to be used in every prayer.
Prayer signifies a relationship and leaders need to understand more fully the relationship represented through prayer. More next week…