For the last few posts, we’ve been rediscovering what it means to pray. We’ve looked hard at how to have an authentic experience in prayer by understanding who God is and what our relationship to Him is. We’ll finish off this journey of discovery by taking one more look at how we can better understand and more fully experience God as our Father. Whatever we are facing, we can bring it to God. He will accept what’s on our hearts. He will embrace us with His loving arms, and then He will redeem our value by restoring in us the right image of ourselves….His children. Let’s keep digging in…
Our Rock. Our Refuge. Our Redeemer.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
- 1 John 3:1 ESV
This was a prayer written by one of Jesus’s disciples named John. John understood the reality that we are God’s children, and that His love for us is unique. Like a child to a Father, take your burdens, joys and sorrows to Him. He is waiting for you.
So far in this series, we’ve also rediscovered how God wants us to pray, learned to approach God as children needing their Father, how cynicism can get in the way of being comfortable with prayer, how to make our prayers real, why praying for someone else is the best thing we can do for them, and why being aware of their actual needs is the best way to pray for someone.
What is it you’re facing? Nobody goes into battle alone. We can stand with you. Let us know in the comments below how we can pray for you, or by submitting your story.
He will fight for you.