“Thus says the Lord God: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock.” Ezekiel 36:37
When you really think about it, it’s pretty amazing that the God of the universe invites us to not only seek His presence in prayer, but that He actually does things in this world because we pray. Amazing. It’s amazing because we are weak, frail, and helpless mortal beings connecting with the eternal God. Suddenly prayer doesn’t seem so boring.
John Piper says,
“Prayer is the coupling of primary and secondary causes. It is the splicing of our limp wire to the lightning bolt of heaven. How astonishing that God wills to do His work through people. It is doubly astonishing that He ordains to fulfill His plans by being asked to do so. God loves to bless His people. But even more He loves to do it in answer to prayer.” (Brothers, We are Not Professionals, p.53)
Suddenly prayer doesn’t seem so boring! God has invited us into His presence. That’s amazing! Will you turn down His invitation? He actually wants you to come and pray! Join others and pray as you “put the Lord to remembrance” (Isaiah 62:6) and “pour our hearts out before Him” (Psalm 62:8).
May we become a church that recognizes our own frailty and may that catapult us into prayer. May we become a church that is known as a church that is busy splicing our limp wires to the lighting bolt of heaven!