June 11 2016
Greetings, everybody! I hope you’ve had a great week.
The phone lines at Basic Gospel have been busy lately with listener calls on subjects ranging from anointing … to pulling someone out of an Old Covenant mindset … to the purpose of Christians remaining on earth … and a call and a comment about the power of prayer in Jesus’ name. All this on this weekend’s edition of Inside the Studio.
That’s the question from Rick from Brooklyn, New York.
That’s the quandary for Kelly in Tampa, Florida.
Why does God leave us here?
A penetrating question from Jane from Federal Way, Washington.
Let’s hear from Bruce in Clarion, Pennsylvania.
The call from Bruce set off a range of thoughts about prayer and praying in my mind. Space and time (my space and your time) won’t allow me to write them all, but I will say this: prayer alone has no power. None.
The prayer of faith must have an object. It must be directed to or at one who can hear it, and who has power and authority. The object of the Christian’s prayer is Jesus Christ. We pray in His Name because we are in Him, and He—by His Spirit—is in us.
Many years ago, a wonderfully talented calligrapher friend gave me a framed work she had done with a quote by Victor Hugo. It said: Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
It seems that Victor got the essence of Paul’s 1 Thessalonians admonition to pray without ceasing. But since there are times when we are not in a quiet, private place, yet feel the need or desire to pray, the posture of our bodies is not at issue. It’s what proceeds out of the heart.
Wishing you all a blessed week!