Living the Bible

What role does prayer have in meeting Jesus?

April 22, 2020 David Murray Season 2 Episode 6
Living the Bible
What role does prayer have in meeting Jesus?
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Living the Bible
What role does prayer have in meeting Jesus?
Apr 22, 2020 Season 2 Episode 6
David Murray

Imagine a meeting that was just one-sided in conversation. That’s not really a meeting is it? If we met a friend and we never said anything back to them, we just listened and then walked away, do you think your friend would be very happy? Do you think your friend would want to be your friend? No, of course not. A meeting is two people getting together to talk and listen to one another. 

So why would people try to meet with Jesus without prayer? While the Bible is the way God talks to us, prayer is the way we talk to Jesus. Meeting with Jesus involves both Bible reading and prayer. 

If we don’t pray, Jesus doesn't hear our voice and we won’t hear Jesus’s voice in the Bible. So, let me encourage you to pray as part of meeting with Jesus.

PRAYER IS A MEETING WITH JESUS

  • We thank him for the meeting
  • We tell him how much we love/need him             

PRAYER HELPS US MEET WITH JESUS

  • He speaks to us in the Bible
  • He helps us through the Bible             

PRAYER MAKES THE MEETING LAST

  • We are changed by the meeting
  • We help others meet with Jesus.          

Why not pray something really simple like, “Lord Jesus I want to meet with you and talk with you. I want to tell you about my life and share some of my problems and needs. But I also want to tell you how much I love you and want to hear your voice in the Bible.” 

Make prayer part of meeting with Jesus because prayer is a meeting with Jesus, it helps us meet with Jesus, and it makes the meeting last.

Show Notes

Imagine a meeting that was just one-sided in conversation. That’s not really a meeting is it? If we met a friend and we never said anything back to them, we just listened and then walked away, do you think your friend would be very happy? Do you think your friend would want to be your friend? No, of course not. A meeting is two people getting together to talk and listen to one another. 

So why would people try to meet with Jesus without prayer? While the Bible is the way God talks to us, prayer is the way we talk to Jesus. Meeting with Jesus involves both Bible reading and prayer. 

If we don’t pray, Jesus doesn't hear our voice and we won’t hear Jesus’s voice in the Bible. So, let me encourage you to pray as part of meeting with Jesus.

PRAYER IS A MEETING WITH JESUS

  • We thank him for the meeting
  • We tell him how much we love/need him             

PRAYER HELPS US MEET WITH JESUS

  • He speaks to us in the Bible
  • He helps us through the Bible             

PRAYER MAKES THE MEETING LAST

  • We are changed by the meeting
  • We help others meet with Jesus.          

Why not pray something really simple like, “Lord Jesus I want to meet with you and talk with you. I want to tell you about my life and share some of my problems and needs. But I also want to tell you how much I love you and want to hear your voice in the Bible.” 

Make prayer part of meeting with Jesus because prayer is a meeting with Jesus, it helps us meet with Jesus, and it makes the meeting last.