is the purpose of prayer? What does prayer accomplish? Why does
God call us to pray? Through prayer, God invites us to come into
a relationship with Him, to know Him, to walk close to Him, to
be like Him, to partake of His divine nature.
purpose of prayer is to foster an intimate relationship between
our Heavenly Father and us. Prayer brings us before the Throne
of Grace; we enter into The Father's Holy presence, in the name
of Jesus Christ His only Son, with the help of the indwelling
is God's idea, part of God's plan for His people. God is calling
His people unto Himself. God is calling His people everywhere
to pray and seek His face, to come to know Him, to walk with Him
each day, to abide in Him, so that He can abide with us and in
us. God wants a personal relationship with His people. God wants
us to know Him intimately. We see God at work in the world, calling
us to prayer, calling us to know Him.
has promised that He will be found by us, when we seek Him with
all our heart. God is everywhere and continually reveals Himself
to us in every circumstance of life. God has done and continues
to do everything necessary for us to know Him, but until we seek
Him with all our heart, He will not be found by us. We will find
satisfaction in Him, if we hunger and thirst for Him. We must
desire a closer relationship with Him; we must spend time with
Him, if our relationship is to grow.
wants us to grow to the point that we are one with Him--no longer
two, but one. He wants us to know Him as He is. He wants us to
be transformed into His likeness. He wants us to be made complete
in Christ. He wants us to be of one mind with Him. He wants us
to make His ways our ways, His thoughts our thoughts.
persistent prayer, we come to know the Father, His will and His
ways. Through our time with Him, we come to know the Father intimately.
We experience Gods presence and power in our lives as we develop
a life of prayer.
teach us to pray. May we abide in your presence today and all
the days of our life!
thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for,
and insistently require; that I may dwell in the house of the
Lord (in His presence) all the days of my life, to behold and
gaze upon the beauty (the sweet attractiveness and the delightful
loveliness) of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire
in His temple. Psalm 27:4 The Amplified