Prayer is a necessity

June 2nd, 2009

I was listening to one of my lectures today for Tabor. In the class the lecturer was talking about prayer. I thought I would share some of what he said about prayer. I wholeheartedly agree with his thoughts.

From David McGregor from Tabor Adelaide

The second point is that prayer is a necessity.  I used to think of prayer as an emergency when you were in trouble, that’s when you prayed – apart from that, I should just get on with life and cope. But I’ve discovered that prayer is not just an emergency.  It is a necessity.  Prayer is not the last resort.  It’s a lifestyle of living with God and of openness to God.  I’ve discovered that I was created to pray and you were too. Prayer is about responding to the loving presence of God. Prayer is about relating to God. We were created to be loved by God and to reciprocate that love – to respond to him and to be involved in his life.  You cannot live the full and true human life without prayer because prayer makes a place for God.  Do you agree with me or not?  You can’t serve God without prayer. Prayer is his gift to us, it’s a gift of inclusion in his thoughts and in his ways, and it’s participating in his Spirit.  We will come to all of these ideas later, but let me make this point – prayer I believe is a necessity.