There is a solidity about the Word of God that is very reassuring.
“Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:33.
It’s like crossing a stream, stretching cautiously to see whether a rock will support you, and then discovering that it will!
When we come to ask our Father something upon the authority of his word, then we have found that solid rock beneath our feet. So our prayers should be guided by the Word of God. As we study the Bible to gain understanding and to learn about God’s nature, we will have more confidence and direction in prayer.
Nehemiah –for example- based his prayer on what he knew of God’s nature and on the promises in God’s Word:
“‘Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying…
Gandhi once wrote: “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
But my “weakness” requires the solidity of his words to find a safe place to stand. And that place is eternally secure. His “words will not pass away”!
Lord, I receive it.