Grace Community Church

The “Why” of Prayer

Given on January 24, 2021 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21
Sermon Series: Lifestyle For Life

How would you respond to someone who asked, “If God knows everything even before I say it, what is the point of spending time in prayer?” If prayer isn’t needed to inform our Father, why do you think prayer is so often modeled and mandated by the Scriptures?
What do you think of the statement, “Praying is not to get things but to get God!” What effect has the time you spend in prayer had on your relationship with God? Is it always comfortable?
Doctrine without delight is dangerous! Would you say that your thinking about Jesus Christ (biblical doctrine) and your affection for Jesus Christ are well balanced? Do you tend to be a “head” Christian or a “heart” Christian? What troubles have you seen develop when Christians lean strongly one way or another?
As you think about your prayer life, can you honestly say that the “real” you is connecting with the “real’ God? I’d like to challenge you to personalize Paul’s two prayers from Ephesians listed above and pray them each day this coming week. Remember, none of us is an expert in prayer…we’re all still learners so let’s encourage one another to keep at it!