Friday, December 9, 2016

1 John 5:13-17

1 John 5:13-17
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 Prayer is kind of a wild thing -- we pray when we are hurting and in need, we pray when we are joyful and thankful, we pray when we recognize our sin and pray for God's healing in our lives.  We pour out our souls to God, and yet it often feels so one-way -- we wonder if anything happens when we pray.

  Scripture assures us that God hears our prayers, that God cares about our prayers, that our prayers have power.  Scripture assures us that prayer isn't simply shouting into the void, but it's one half of a conversation between our souls and the divine, and that prayer has the capacity to heal you in a way nothing else can.
  So let us take our prayers seriously, and may we listen as much as we talk, and may the grace of God wash you anew today.

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