Prayer Perspective

Re:Verse passage – 1 John 5:14-15 (day five)
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13
This week, don’t leave out verse 13 of 1 John 5 when you think about and study our Re:verse passage. That verse gives great clarity and perspective on our prayers.  It serves as a reminder and catalyst for a vibrant and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We have God’s ear, because we have Him (product of His grace and kindness to us). And that’s the real goal/treasure of prayer, not getting things or stuff from God, but getting God, and more of God. It’s not about us and our requests, but about Him and His love and power.

“Our asking and pleading and requesting originate not from our emptiness, but his fullness. Prayer doesn’t begin with our needs, but with his bounty. Its origin is first in adoration, and only later in asking. Prayer is a reflex to the he gives to the sinners he saves. It is soliciting his provision in view of the power he has shown“. – David Mathis

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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