Sounds of my Writings: Faithful Prayer
When you come into the presence of the living God to pray you must know, understand, and believe that he is. He is present, he is alive, he is your father, he is your friend, he is your confidant, your maker, your Savior, your healer, your provider, and the lifter of your head. He is lovingly sovereign over all things and has authority over all.
Pray child of God, for he knows and listens even before you utter a Word. You may say “why pray than if he knows all things?”. For you were unaware child, that your words are the seed of faith that causes heaven and earth to unite and collide. You have not, because you ask not.
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith, we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By faith, Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith, he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6 And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.