“Lord, teach us to pray”
-Luke 11:1 NIV
Are you thankful for air conditioning? Me too, but it’s one of those things that I don’t fully appreciate until it’s stops working. Likewise, Prayer is a privilege many Christians take for granted. What if we had no way to communicate with God? How terrifying! Thanks be to God, that will never happen. He invites us to pray, teaches us to pray, and promises to listen and respond. Though Jesus provides the perfect prayer in the Lord’s Prayer, we’re able to pray to God anywhere, anytime, with any words. We can speak out loud, or we can communicate with God through our thoughts. It’s a great way to be reminded that God is with us everywhere, all the time. Prayer is a great reminder that God cares and God listens. God has already met our greatest need through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now through faith in Him, our sins are forgiven and eternal life is secure. Knowing that God cares, we can approach Him boldly and confidently in prayer, trusting that He will respond in the best way, at the best time. Take full advantage of the great gift of prayer. Why not thank God in prayer right now for the gift of air conditioning?