Monday, October 10, 2011
Why do I pray?...
"I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God - it changes me. " C.S.Lewis.
We pray because we HAVE to pray, we pray about everything... our needs are immediate, ongoing and constant. As he said, waking and sleeping. (It's for sure, mine seem to be that way!)
The part of that quote I love the most is the last sentence..."It doesn't change God - it changes me."
And that is the whole point!
Prayer CHANGES things. GOD changes things.
There is always hope, because He hears every prayer and because He changes things, lives, circumstances, outcomes, past pain, attitudes... all of it!
When I really understand that, clear down to my toes, it makes my prayers so much more alive, and with such hope that all of it is beyond me ... but NONE of it is beyond God!
What a strong way to begin another week. knowing that God hears every prayer, and that He is at work on the prayers of our hearts!...
Posted by Sonja Goodson at 11:57 AM