Thursday, September 02, 2010

Prayer Mirrors the Gospel


I found a great quotation of Paul Miller in a recent publication from Life Action Ministries on the connection between prayer and the gospel:

"In the gospel, the Father takes us as we are because of Jesus and gives us his gift of salvation. In prayer, the Father receives us as we are because of Jesus and gives us his gift of help. We look at the inadequacy of our praying and give up, thinking something is wrong with us. God looks at the adequacy of his Son and delights in our sloppy, meandering prayers."

Great hope for meandering, sloppy, and struggling believers who wrestle not only to pray but to pray well.

2 comments:

Rob said...

I've been struggling through thoughts about inadequate prayers lately. Thanks for posting this. I needed to hear it.

Jill said...

So encouraging to know that God takes notice of my feeble attempts to get it right while "overlooking" my failings. All because of Jesus.