Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prayer Is About Love

Oh that God would give us this understanding of prayer! May we be ever on our knees.

"Prayer is about love not about lists. It is about drawing near to God, not about impressing God. It is about enjoying His grace not enduring guilt. In fact, our genuine guilt for loving something altogether more than we love the Father is gone in Christ. God so loved us that He sent His only Son to be cut off in death so that we might be wonderfully united with Him in life. Prayer is a response to the Father and the Son; it is a warm reaction to what they have together done for us. Prayer is communion with God, a cementing of souls together in a common delight, in this case, a delight in God and His grace towards us in Christ. It begins and continues with honest words about our loveless lives, our guilt-ridden approaches to prayer, and a shameless embrace of God's reckless love and grace." - Jonathan Dodson

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