Pondering Prayer’s Purpose

DSCF0144“…Faith and prayer move God.” E. M. Bounds

A greater than E. M. Bounds spoke a parable to this end:

“…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Luke 18:1

The apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians:

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

and watching thereunto

with all perseverance and supplication

for all saints:” Eph. 6:18.

Thinking on E. M. Bounds’ statement I wondered if prayer’s purpose was and is to move God. Will God not move apart from our prayers? The admonition of our Lord and Paul is to pray always, pray without ceasing. Other scriptures echo this message putting great importance on praying. If prayer’s purpose is not to move the hand of God, what is it?

What is the purpose of prayer?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. And may we each find a place to meet with our brothers and sisters in Christ and lift our voices as one in praise of God our Father and His Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “Pondering Prayer’s Purpose

  1. Excellent post! The scriptures you included are great 👍 To answer your question would be lengthy because prayer is so much to me. It is conversing with God, a weapon in spiritual warfare, it’s giving thanks and praise, asking for help, etc… The list goes on, and I can get into so many details. God bless and protect you always.

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