Thursdays With Oswald—The Purpose In Prayer

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.

Oswald Chambers

The Purpose In Prayer

     The battle in prayer is against two things in the earthlies: wandering thoughts, and lack of intimacy with God’s character in His Word.

     …The effect of prayer on ourselves is the building up of our character in the understanding of the character of God, that is why we need patience in prayer. 

From Christian Disciplines

God hears all of our prayers. Every single one. Yet sometimes we think He doesn’t hear or doesn’t love us because He doesn’t answer in the way or the timing we expected.

We must remember that prayer changes us. Prayer is drawing us into greater intimacy with our Father’s heart, just as Jesus prayed that we would be one with God as He is one with Him. Prayer is fashioning us into the people who can bring God glory on earth. Prayer is shaping our character.

Hang in there! Keep on praying, knowing that God does hear and He is doing something amazing through your prayer times.

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