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Prayer is central to the story of God and His people. Throughout the Bible we see honest, passionate, raw expressions of intimate conversation between God and His children. Prayer, as the Bible reveals to us, is essential for a healthy relationship and a healthy follower. It is like a whale bursting through the surface of the water to get the oxygen needed for life. In this series we will look at a few prayers from the Old Testament to see what they can to tell us today.
For the past couple of weeks we’ve looked at moments of prayer and encounters with God in the Old Testament. We have seen prayer not as a moment in a service or only as a specific action - but rather an invitation into intimacy with our Father. These moments in the OT give us postures that we can adopt to help us in these times of prayer. This week we will look at what it means to listen for the voice of the Father amidst the noise of life.
Prayer is the center of our practice of intimacy with God. As we began to see last week, life-giving prayer is more than specific words we say or a certain method - it is about a posture of heart. A posture that begins in repentance and moves us towards rejoicing. God invites His children to make a practice of thanksgiving and celebration.
For the last few weeks we have explored God’s call to the one thing that is essential - intimacy with Him. As we look in the pages of the Bible we see His people drawing near to Him through prayer. This journey towards life-giving intimacy often begins through the doorway of repentance. This week David’s heart for intimacy with His King will be our guide to conversation with God.