Prayer begins the Bible with God speaking the world into existence, and prayer ends the Bible with an “Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20
The Bible is a sweet love letter to us, the beginning of a conversation with God. He is waiting for us to respond.
In the Bible, we are encouraged to wrap everything we do in prayer.
Prayer is a continuation of the love relationship that God began when He said, “Let Us make man in our image.”Tweet
God formed man out of the dust of the earth and woman from the man, and He said all that He had made was “very good.” Genesis 1:31
God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day in the Garden of Eden – prayer. Do you wonder what they talked about?
Can you imagine walking in the Garden of Eden with God … listening to your Creator … responding to Him? That’s prayer.
We have something even better than the Garden of Eden. We don’t have to wait until the cool of the day. Our Father, the Creator of the Universe, walks with His children every moment of the day. He’s started the conversation, and He’s waiting for us to respond.
God met with Moses from the burning bush.
He thundered on Mount Sinai as He gave the Law to Moses, and the Israelites trembled and watched at the bottom of the mountain.
He met with God in the tent of meeting in the wilderness and led the Israelites in the wilderness by a cloud in the day and a pillar of fire at night.
Almighty God loved David’s Psalms and the Psalms of others so much that many of them are recorded. These prayers of anguish, adoration, supplication, and wonder became the prayer songbook of the Israelites and are cherished today by both Jews and Christians.
God spoke to the prophets and gave them messages to guide the Israelites in the way of truth and life.
Finally, God sent Jesus. The disciples observed Jesus as He prayed all night.
The disciples saw Jesus get up early in the morning and retreat to the top of the mountain.
They saw His anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane.
They knew prayer was important to the Son of God, the Messiah, our Savior.
Finally, the disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13
Jesus prayed for His disciples, and He prayed for you and me in His high priestly prayer in John 17. He prayed that His followers would be unified with Him and with each other. He prayed for our protection.
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We’re assured that when our prayers are imperfect, the Holy Spirit perfects them on their way to God. Romans 8:26
We read that God considers our prayers a sweet fragrance, pleasing to Him. Revelation 5:8
I plan to take a prayer walk this summer. I’d love for you to join me.
I’m hoping that we will discover sights, sounds, fragrances, and feelings that we’ve never experienced. After all, we’ll be walking with the Creator of the Universe Who wants us to call Him, “Father … Abba … Daddy.”
Our Father in Heaven, You are the Creator of the universe; You lovingly created every cell in our bodies, and You placed us in this beautiful world. We walked away from You, and yet, You beckoned us to return to You. You sent Your own Son into the world to take away our sins and to destroy the grip of death. Lord, we turn from our sin and turn to You. Teach us to walk with You, to talk with You, and to listen to You. Take our hands and lead us on the beautiful prayer walk that You have in store for us this summer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Please share your hope for this prayer walk.
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