Tuesday, June 16, 2015

3 Reasons to Call on the Lord

As I’ve grown older, the phrase “you’ll understand when you’re older” has become simultaneously useless and true. On the one hand, it’s useless because it does no good to say that phrase to a young person. He won’t understand it. On the other hand, it’s true because there are things you simply cannot know without experience.

Prayer is often called a “spiritual discipline.” But consistent prayer isn’t merely a matter of discipline; it’s a response to the actual experience of life, and the understanding of how utterly dependent we are on God. We look in the mirror and say, “I’m going to need help today. This is not going to work without help.” I’ve never understood that need more than I do today, after years of learning to rely on God through the life-giving importance of prayer.

Psalm 116 reminds us of our need for the Lord’s help and gives us three reasons to call on the Lord in prayer. Keep reading

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