Prayer Dynamics

Rev. Rick Warren

THANK GOD WHEN HE ANSWERS PRAYER

O Lord, now I
have heard your report, and I worship you in awe…”
Habakkuk 3:2 (LB

For the past few days, we’ve been looking at how to hear from God when we pray. One final point that is critically important is this: If you want to hear God speak, then worship God.

What I want you to do is to stop seeing your prayers as a monologue and start seeing them for what they truly are: a dialogue.

In other words, thank him for being a part of your life and for being interested in the details of your life. Thank him for answering your prayers: “O Lord, now I have heard your report, and I worship you in awe…” – Habakkuk 3:2 LB. God gives you a vision. God gives you a dream. You know what God wants you to do, so now you thank God for answering your prayer. That’s part of worshiping God.

What I want you to do is to stop seeing your prayers as a monologue and start seeing them for what they truly are: a dialogue. Prayer is a conversation with God. God hears you when you pray and he answers you when you ask questions. He wants
to talk to you every day. If you will faithfully talk to God every day throughout the day, it will revolutionize your life.

Now you can’t hear God until you know God and there are three levels of knowing God: recognition, acquaintance, and friendship. You may be at the recognition level; you know God is there, but you don’t really know him. Or, you may be at
the acquaintance level: you know God a little bit, but you don’t know him very well.

God wants you to live at the friendship level. He wants to be your friend and he wants you to be his friend. God wants for you to talk together all the time.

Pray this: “Dear God, I’m amazed that you would want me for a friend. I really want to learn to have conversations with you. Help me to spend time with you everyday. Thank you that you care about every detail of my life. Jesus, I want to know you more and more every day and I want to depend on you for guidance in my job, my family, my future and in every other area of
my life. I invite you to be the manager of my life, my Lord and Savior as I follow you and trust you. In your name I pray, Amen.”

                             

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