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Prayer is Amazing!

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As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time looking through books and magazines for something interesting or amusing for the newsletter. Recently I came across an article written by an unbeliever, who described prayer as "The most incredible con in the history of mankind," arguing that if you worked for General Motors as a humble employee and wanted to speak to the boss, you wouldn't have the remotest chance of doing it. I suppose when you think about it, he's probably right, what would happen if a citizen tried to speak to the Prime Minister about some problem? You would probably find yourself speaking to an undersecretary to an assistant to somebody, but certainly not the Prime minister. As the unbeliever puts it, "What incredible conceit to suppose that at any moment we can talk to the boss of the whole universe."

Indeed, the concept of prayer would indeed be an incredible con, if it weren't true, but fortunately it is true. It is the most amazing act of love on the part of a gracious God. It's perfectly true that you could never speak directly to the most highly placed people in the world, yet the most highly placed person in the universe - the Boss of everything, waits patiently to hear what you have to say. The Bible tells us, "We can come before God with freedom and without fear - through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ." Isn't it amazing that this day and every day, we have the great privilege of prayer. We can talk to God and tell Him all our worries and cares and share with Him our triumphs and joys and he always has time to listen. Prayer really is ......Amazing!

Jesus Said, "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, He will give it to you in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full."

Published Sat 15th Jul 2017 00:44:53
Last Modified on Sat 15th Jul 2017 00:55:25

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