We have a firm conviction that prayer invites and unveils the desperation and longing in our souls. Prayer is the invitation, not to God as a cosmic vending machine, but to God as father. As family—sons and daughters, brothers and sisters—we humbly approach our good and loving father. He has clothed us with worth, bestowed us honor, and invited us as distinguished guests.
Prayer is the posture of submission, the disposition of humility. It is a confession of neediness, a need that is beyond what our hands can supply. Prayer is the posture of confidence with which we commune with the one who has faithfully and generously provided. Our father is currently supplying and will continue to lavishly give from the bottomless vault of his grace. He is the only one who has sustained, is sustaining, and will sustain.
Prayer reveals the heart of need that gives way to the heart of gratitude. Prayer reminds us that He is and we are not. He is enough. He is sufficient. He is more than adequate to fulfill our inadequacy. He is home.
Each day our prayers will be written in "may" statements. We see this language in 1 Peter 2v9-10: 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Because we are a people whom have received God's mercy we MAY... so we will write each prayer with the spirit of permission and invitation.
MAY OUR FAMILIES PROCLAIM THE EXCELLENCIES OF CHRIST.
Join us tomorrow as we begin our journey.