The Privilege of Prayer

The first time you really tasted God’s presence in a powerful way is like a kid’s first ice cream. Do you remember the first time you gave your kids ice cream? It was all over after that. They want it again and again; they crave it. Why do you think the Psalmists say, “As a deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God? My soul thirsts for God, for the Living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Ps. 42:1-2. Something tells me he didn’t get this way because time with God was dull or unpleasant. Ps. 84:2,10 “My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the Living God. Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” And the prophet Isaiah calls out, “My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You.” (Is.26:9)

There’s no low rent angel answering and saying He can work you in next Thursday or, can I take a message? We go straight to the top, to the High King of Heaven, the Great I AM. Deut. 4:7 God says in Jer. 29:12 “Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” We have His attention, His full loving attention. What a magnificent privilege! Gordon Lindsay wrote: “It is in recognizing the actual presence of God that we find prayer no longer a chore, but a supreme delight.”

So prayer is a huge key to unlocking our potential. Talking to God, learning to be like Christ, and showing Christ to others is a great privilege. This is why prayer should be a priority.

THINK IT THROUGH
How can you be more aware of the privilege of prayer?

What is calling you to become through cravings of communion with Him?


2 thoughts on “The Privilege of Prayer

  1. I am so thankful that the Kings of King not only will listen to what I have to say but moreover receives me as His son and is willing to reveal bits and pieces of His will to and for me. Amazing…..Really too much to take in but nevertheless true.

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