Gleanings: The Real Purpose of Prayer

Oswald Chamber’s comment about prayer in today’s reading of My Utmost for His Highest is on target and worth pondering….

Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is nourished. Our common ideas regarding prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.

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Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 31 books.
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