DEVOTION: “The case against prayer (I mean the “low” or old-fashioned kind) is this. The thing you ask for is either good—for you and for the world in general—or else it is not. If it is, then a good and wise God will do it anyway. If it is not, then He won’t. In neither case can your prayer make any difference. But if this argument is sound, surely it is an argument not only against praying, but against doing anything whatever? ….. Why do anything? We know that we can act and that our actions produce results. Everyone who believes in God must therefore admit (quite apart from the question of prayer) that God has not chosen to write the whole of history with His own hand.” (Pg 17-18)
Why bother with prayer at all? Because God has not chosen to write history on His own. We are active participants.
“As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice” Psalm 55:16-17.
God hears our voice. He hears our prayers. The more time we spend in prayer with our God, the more our hearts hear His voice and the more our will is aligned with His good and perfect will.
God has given us the gift of eternal life, the gift of salvation. He has also given us the gift of prayer. The ability to communicate with the Father. The ability to know the Fathers heart through prayer and time spent with Him.
As we spend more time with Him, our hearts change and are conformed not to the world but to Jesus. To His desires in out lives. We have the ability to write this incredible history as we walk with God, talk with God and lean on His influence in our lives.
What history are you writing today?