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Seeking the Family of God

  1. Am I In Christ?
    7 Digging Deeper
  2. What is the Kingdom of God?
    3 Digging Deeper
  3. What is the Church?
    5 Digging Deeper
  4. Why Are There So Many Different Christian Religions?
    6 Digging Deeper
  5. How Can I Know the Will of God?
    4 Digging Deeper
  6. How Do I Pray?
    5 Digging Deeper
  7. What is Worship?
    6 Digging Deeper
  8. What is the Significance of the Lord’s Supper?
    5 Digging Deeper
  9. How Do I Become Like Christ?
    6 Digging Deeper
  10. What if there is no New Testament Church Near Me?
    5 Digging Deeper
Lesson 6, Digging Deeper 5
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Why is it important to recognize who God is and his will for us as we pray to him?

If prayer is not addressed to God and if it does not recognize God, then it is nothing but enabling self-talk. In that case, prayer would be, as one skeptic defined it, “a fool talking with himself.” Prayer is intimate, submissive and humble talk with our eternal, heavenly Father who is far beyond us and yet very close to us.

Prayer addresses God, honors God, submits to his will, and gives him thanks in all circumstances. It is God-centered, not man-centered. It is much more than saying to God, “Give me, give me, give me.” Prayer includes reading the word of God, meditating on it, and thinking about God: who he is, what he’s done and what he is doing. Bible study becomes a form of prayer because it fills our minds with God and his word.

Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.