Sunday, March 19, 2006

Prayer

As I was searching the Orthodox areas of the internet on praying to the saints I ran across this little piece of information that made me stop in my tracks. I just had to read it again and again and ponder on what it is really saying. You can find the whole article here.

The purpose of prayer is to have communion with God and to be made capable of accomplishing his Will. Christians pray to enable themselves to know God and to do his commandments. Unless a person is willing to change himself and to conform himself to Christ in the fulfillment of his commandments, he has no reason or purpose to pray. According to the saints, it is even spiritually dangerous to pray to God without the intention of responding and moving along the path that prayer will take us.

5 comments:

Mimi said...

Wow! Sobering thoughts indeed.

Dawn said...

thank you thank you thank you

papa herman said...

What a powerful statement; and a good thing to remember regarding my attitude as I come to God in prayer.

Thank you for sharing it.

grammafaithie said...

thanks Sue - GOOD food for thought.

grammafaithie said...

God also wants our praise: Psalms 34:1 'I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.'
And He also wants our gratitude for all the wonderful things He gives us and does for us!!
1 Chronicles 23:30 'And to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at even.'