David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 25 July 2022 | Prayers to Whom?
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 25 July 2022 For Monday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
TOPIC: Prayers to Whom?
Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.”
1 Chronicles 29:10
Recommended Reading: 2 Peter 1:3-4
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 25 July 2022 MESSAGE
In recent years, it has become common to hear public officials use this phrase: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this event.” Such statements are commendable and appreciated in times of crisis or suffering. But given the religiously pluralistic nature of societies, the offer of prayers raises the question, Prayers to whom?
The reason it matters is that prayers should be directed toward a deity that has invited such prayers and has the power to answer them (Hebrews 4:16). In the Bible, there is never any doubt as to Whom prayers are being offered. And often God is named specifically, as when David prayed, “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.” Jews, and later Christians, didn’t pray to an unnamed God. They prayed to the God who had made promises that became the basis of their prayers (2 Peter 1:3-4).
It matters to whom we pray, and why. We pray to God the Father, in the Name of the Son, and in the power of the Spirit.
The Bible is a letter God has sent to us, prayer is a letter we send to Him. – Matthew Henry
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Isaiah 38 – 40
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 25 July 2022 for Monday Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.