The Importance of Prayer

I am assuming if you are reading this blog then prayer is at least somewhat important to you. At its very basic level, prayer is defined as communication with God. Reminder: communication does not just involve talking, it involves listening, too!

How often do you pray? What do you pray for in your prayers? Is there anything for which we ought not to pray?

I believe God wants to hear from you. One of our prayers that we use in our church liturgy reads like this: “O God, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray.” Communication in any relationship is crucially vital. Without constant communication two people drift apart. The same is true in our prayer life with God.

God wants to hear from you. So, won’t you pray and communicate with God today?

God-Wink

Yesterday in worship at 11am we experienced a God-wink. A God-wink is a time when something special happens that you just know is a sign from God. Mr. Charlie Armitage was scheduled to give the Children’s Sermon yesterday in worship, but he was n0t aware of what the Praise Song was for this Sunday. The Praise Song was “This Little Light of Mine.” Well, when I invited Mr. Charlie up for the Children’s Sermon he began talking about being the light of Christ in the world today and then gave each child a little flashlight!

Now some people would simply say this was a coincidence. I, however, do not believe in coincidences. Things happens for a reason, even if we do not see or understand the reason. Others, like my Aunt Cindy, would simply call this a God-wink!