If there is a greater privilege than prayer, I don’t know what it is. The opportunity to talk things through with our Creator with the confidence that our Creator cares is beyond amazing.
Jesus has said a lot about prayer in his famous Sermon on the Mount. He told us how not to pray. Then He gave us a model upon which to build a life of prayer. But Jesus has more to say. Read the text for yourself:
Matt. 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Matt. 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
These powerful words from the Savior call us to a life of prayer. In that prayer-centered space we experience personally the goodness and generosity of God.